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Community set to observe Memorial Day
May 27, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

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Volunteers are needed to place US flags on deceased veterans’ graves at both Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff, and Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery between Scottsbluff and Mitchell on Highway 26.

Volunteers are asked to meet at Fairview Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 27 and at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Grave flags will be available for anyone who would like to participate on either day.

Volunteers are also needed to pick up the US Flags at both Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery and Fairview Cemetery at Scottsbluff after Memorial Day services.

Volunteers will meet at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, May 31 at 1 p.m. to pick up grave flags. Immediately following, the group will pick up flags at Fairview Cemetery.

If there is rain over the Memorial Day weekend, volunteers will also be needed to place the US grave flags on the tables at VFW Post 1681 so they will dry before being packed away.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Beth Linn at 308-631-9932.

Memorial Day services have also been planned around the area. On Sunday, May 29, services are planned for 9 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. At 10 a.m., services will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Gering and at Mitchell Valley Cemetery in Mitchell.

Additional Memorial Day services are scheduled for Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Platte River Bridge in Mitchell and at 11 a.m. at both the North Mitchell Cemetery and Eastlawn Cemetery in Minatare.

Creighton Valley Cemetery is having its service on May 29 at 2:30 p.m. The cemetery is located east of Gering on Highway 92, then south on County Road 27 to County Road U, then one-half mile south. Brent Emerick will be the speaker and the Boy Scouts will present the flag.

Several Memorial Day programs have also been scheduled for Monday, May 30. The first is at 9 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. At 11 a.m., there will be a ceremony at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, west of Scottsbluff on Highway 26. The third program is scheduled for the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.

Chris Wolf, Assistant Director of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College, will be the guest speaker for the programs.
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