Here are Memorial Day observances throughout the region. All programs are Monday unless noted differently.

Blooming Prairie

Blooming Prairie American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 878 will conduct military ceremonies at 11 a.m. at the cemetery. A parade to the cemetery will begin at 10:30 a.m. from the Prairie Manor Care Center. There will be a public potluck at the looming Prairie Servicemen's Club at 12:30 p.m.

Byron

Services begin at 8 a.m. at Othello Cemetery; 8:30 a.m. at Douglas Cemetery; 9 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery and 10 a.m. at Byron Cemetery. Harry Kerr will be the speaker at Byron Cemetery. Byron High School band will perform.

Canton

Program at 9 a.m. at Canton Town Hall. County Attorney Brett Corson will be the speaker.

Chatfield

Parade to Potter Auditorium begins at 9:45 a.m. with program at 10 a.m. with address by Wayne Stillman. When done, they will recess to the Veterans Memorial in City Park where there will be a short memorial.

Dodge Center

Program at 9:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery with Todd Nelson, Dodge County veterans service officer as main speaker. After that, the Legion honor guard will go to the bridge over the Zumbro River at Wasioja to honor those who died at sea and will go to area cemeteries: 10:30 a.m. Wildwood at Wasioja, 11:15 a.m. at Wasioja Seminary Park and then to Ashland Cemetery. In case of rain, the program will be at the Legion Club room at 10 a.m.

Dover and Eyota

Memorial Day Services are being organized by American Legion Post 551, Eyota. 9 a.m.: Evergreen Cemetery in Dover; 9:15 a.m. St. Paul's Church Cemetery north of Eyota; 9:30 a.m. Viola Cemetery; 10 a.m. Eyota cemeteries; 10:45 a.m. Eyota Veterans Memorial; 10:50 a.m. Parade to Dover-Eyota High School; 11 a.m. Program at the Dover-Eyota High School auditorium.

                                 

Elgin

Elgin Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. on May 28 in the Elgin Cemetery. A potluck will follow. Please bring a dish to share, plus your own plates and utensils.

Eyota and Dover

Memorial Day Services are being organized by American Legion Post 551, Eyota. 9 a.m.: Evergreen Cemetery in Dover; 9:15 a.m. St. Paul's Church Cemetery north of Eyota; 9:30 a.m. Viola Cemetery; 10 a.m. Eyota cemeteries; 10:45 a.m. Eyota Veterans Memorial; 10:50 a.m. Parade to Dover-Eyota High School; 11 a.m. Program at the Dover-Eyota High School auditorium.

Fountain

Cemetery services 8:15 a.m., Winslow, 8:30 a.m., Fountain Lutheran, 8:45 a.m., Fountain Catholic, 9 a.m. Root Prairie.

Goodhue

Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company C (Civil War living historians), and Bellechester American Legion Post 598 will provide military ceremonies at Evergreen Cemetery, County Road 9, in Goodhue at 9:30 a.m.

Grand Meadow

Grand Meadow Legion Post 140 will provide military ceremonies at the following cemeteries: 8 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran and Pleasant Valley; 8:15 a.m., St. John's; 8:35 a.m., Racine-Salem; 8:50 a.m., Sumner; 9:10 a.m. Hamilton; 9:25 a.m. Frankford; 9:40 a.m. Bear Creek; 10:15 a.m. program at Grand Meadow High School; 11:15 a.m., Grand Meadow; 11:30 a.m., St. Finbar's; 11:45 a.m, Dexter; 12:05 p.m., Zion Lutheran; 12:30 p.m. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran; 12:45 p.m. Hoflanda.

Harmony

Program at 11 a.m. at the high school gym, with Legion Commander Jim Bakken the main speaker.

Hayfield

The Legion will go to the following cemeteries: 8:05 a.m. West St. Olaf, 8:20 a.m. Evanger Lutheran, 9:05 a.m. St. John's south of Sargeant, 9:30 a.m. at Waltham, 9:55 a.m. Greenwood south of Brownsdale, 10:20 a.m. St. Michael's in Waltham, 10:40 a.m. Trinity at Waltham, 11:05 a.m. at Fairview in Hayfield and 11:30 a.m. program at Veterans Memorial Park in Hayfield (it will be at the high school in case of rain).

Kenyon

Parade begins at Kenyon Marathon Oil at 10:30 a.m. and proceeds east to the Kenyon Cemetery for the program. The Kenyon-Wanamingo bands will perform. Lunch at the VFW following the program.

Lanesboro

9:45 a.m., parade from school to War Memorial Community Center, 10 a.m., program at the center, address by Brandon Papenfuss.

Lyle

Lyle Legion Post 105 will provide military ceremonies at the following cemeteries: 9 a.m., Cedar City; 9:30 a.m., London; 10 a.m., Deer Creek; 10:30 a.m., Woodbury; 11 a.m., Mona; 11:30 a.m., 6-Mile Grove.

Mabel

Cemetery service schedule: 7:30 a.m. Highland Lutheran, 8:30 a.m. at Hesper Public, 9:15 a.m. at Burr Oak, 10 a.m. at Henrytown, 10:45 a.m. Prosper, and 11:30 a.m. program at Steam Engine Grounds with Memorial Day address by Eddie Macha.

Mantorville

Ceremony by American Legion Post 333 and VFW Post 4555 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery. In case of rain, the ceremony will be in the Kasson-Mantorville High School north gym. Lunch after the ceremony. Other programs at Rock Dell Cemetery, 8 a.m.; East St. Olaf Cemetery, 8:15 a.m.; South Zumbro Cemetery, 8:30 a.m.; Maple Grove Cemetery, 8:55 a.m.; Milton Cemetery, 9:20 a.m.; Berne Cemetery, 9:45 a.m.; Mantorville Bridge, 10:15 a.m.; and St. Margaret's Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.

Mazeppa

Services will be held at Poplar Grove Cemetery at 9 a.m. and Bear Valley Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. The parade in Mazeppa will start at 10:30 a.m. beginning on the east side of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Middle School and go to the cemetery. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Immediately after, a ceremony in honor of those who died at sea will take place at the Maple Street Bridge in Mazeppa.

Millville

The bridge across the Zumbro River, which is dedicated to Wabasha County veterans, will be decorated with 71 flags Saturday through Monday.

Peterson

Program 10 a.m. at city park with address by Jason Marquardt, Fillmore County veterans service officer (in case of rain, the program will be at the middle school auditorium).

Preston

Program at 9:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church with main address by Pastor Michael Smith.

Rochester

The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with a procession from Central Park to Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. The program will be at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, the program will be in the Lourdes High School gymnasium. Military ceremonies will be presented by American Legion Post 92 at Oakwood Cemetery, noon; Calvary Cemetery, 12:45 p.m.; Oakwood #2, 1:45 p.m.; Farm Hill, 2:10 p.m.; Fisherman Inn, 2:40 p.m.; Pleasant Prairie, 3:30 p.m. The VFW #1215 will present ceremonies at Grandview Cemetery, 1 p.m.; Marion Cemetery, 1:45 p.m.; Fairview Cemetery, 2:30 p.m.; St. Bridget, 3 p.m.

Rushford

Program at 10:30 a.m. at Veteran's Park with address by State Sen. Jeremy Miller.

Spring Valley

9:45 a.m. program at Veteran's Memorial; 10 a.m. program at Community Center followed by a program at Spring Valley Cemetery.

Stewartville

Parade begins at 10 a.m., starting at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home & ending at Woodland Cemetery, where the program will be held. Steve Muir will be the featured speaker. Ceremonies will follow at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, High Forest Cemetery, and the bridge at High Forest. The final program will be held at the All Veterans Memorial at the Stewartville American Legion.

Wanamingo

Parade starts at 9 a.m., proceeds north up Main Street to the Zumbro River Bridge. Program at Riverside Park. The Kenyon-Wanamingo bands will perform.

Whalan

Program at 7 p.m. Sunday at Whalan Church Hall.

Wykoff

Wykoff Memorial Day Program at 10:30 a.m. on May 28 in the Fillmore Cemetery. Conducted by Stahl-Linnemeyer American Legion Post 369.

Zumbro Falls

Zumbro Falls VFW Post 1802 will be holding Memorial Day Services at multiple cemeteries: 8:30 a.m., St. Johns Cemetery in Lake City; 9:15 a.m., Lincoln Cemetery in Zumbro Falls; 9:45 a.m., Zumbro Falls Cemetery in Zumbro Falls; 10:30 a.m., Prairie Dale Cemetery in Zumbro Falls; 11 a.m., St. Clements Cemetery in Hammond; Hammond Bridge Ceremony immediately following.

Zumbrota

9:45 a.m. parade to Zumbrota Cemetery with remarks by Jason Ploetz. In addition, there will be a Field of Honor with 500 American flags at Covered Bridge Park with opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday; it will remain there until 4 p.m. Monday.

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