Wayne County Memorial Day Tributes 5/30/2011

Veteran's Park, Richmond IN

Veteran's Park, Richmond IN

Along with picnics and fun with family…all over Wayne County people will pay tribute on Monday, May 30th to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  See below for some of the tributes scheduled:

Memorial Day Tributes Scheduled In Richmond IN

  • 9:00am Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the Union Veterans.
  • 10:00am Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor (in the NW corner) with remembrances of fallen veterans, proclamation by the Mayor, recognition of fallen veterans and POW/MIA by local veterans organizations.
  • 11:00am Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park – access is via Johnson Street at (approximately) 80 North 2nd Street (west of the jail.) View war memorials, patriotic ceremony, recognition of war casualties, and presentation of thoughts.
  • (11:00am IN CASE OF RAIN, ceremony at American Legion Post 65, 109 N 6th ST.)
  • Noon Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the Union Veterans including a 21-gun salute with cannon.
  • Noon Ceremony at the Marine Corps Memorial Flag site in Glen Miller Park (just north of the tennis courts.)
  • 3:00-3:01pmNational Moment of Remembrance to honor the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace — to join in “prayer for a permanent peace.”

The National Moment of Remembrance Act

Is sited by the US Congress as:  “This Act may be cited as the ‘National Moment of Remembrance Act’.

In short (you can read the full text at the American Legion Post 65 website by clicking link above):

“Congress finds that—

  • “(1) it is essential to remember and renew the legacy of Memorial Day, which was established in 1868 to pay tribute to individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States and their families;
  • “(2) greater strides must be made to demonstrate appreciation for those loyal people of the United States whose values, represented by their sacrifices, are critical to the future of the United States).

Several other findings are listed but this is the purpose of the National Moment of Remembrance which will occur at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2011.

Memorial Day Tributes In The Cambridge City Area:

Post #169 Cambridge City will also pay tribute with several services on Memorial Day.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Dublin: 9:45 a.m.
  • Capitol Hill: 10:00 a.m.
  • Pershing South: 10:15 a.m.
  • Pershing North 10:30 a.m.
  • Milton 11:00 a.m..

There will be a pitch-in dinner at the post after services at 12:30.  All members are welcome to attend.