Memorial Day services set Monday
Memorial Day observances are scheduled Monday in the Hudson area at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m. and Willow River Cemetery at 10:15. Additional observances are scheduled in Afton and Lakeland.
The local presentations are sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2115.
The speaker at Willow River Cemetery will be Vern Louehr, commander of VFW Post 10818 in New Richmond. His Military career was in the US Air Force, 1961 to 1965 as a Chinese Linguist. He served in the Korean Air Service 1963-1964.
The Willow River service will be held rain or shine and includes members of the Boy Scouts, Hudson High School band (Ryan McCarthy director), Miss Hudson royalty and local veterans, including a military salute by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard.
The service at St. Patrick Cemetery includes a military salute by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard and a Mass that will be held in St. Patrick Church if inclement weather develops. Services at Lakeview (Lakeland) and Afton cemeteries will follow the Willow River ceremonies at approximately 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. respectively.
Bayport has a Memorial Day parade at 8:30 a.m. in Bayport. The Hudson High School band will be part of that parade. A memorial ceremony will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery immediately following the parade.
Members of the Hudson Memorial Day Committee include Gordon Knudson, John Helgeson, Merlin Blaisdell and Geri Campbell. James Fosse is commander of VFW Post 2115 and Gordon Knudson is commander of American Legion Post 50.