Mendota to honor fallen at Memorial Day event


Program is May 29 at Restland Cemetery

MENDOTA – The Mendota Memorial Day Program will be held Monday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Restland Cemetery Memorial Gardens, Mendota. The Veterans’ Memorial Council, The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4079, its Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 540 will be participating.

These organizations welcome everyone to this service for the purpose of honoring and remembering all veterans – resting on domestic or foreign soil – for their commitment and unselfish contribution to our present way of life with liberty and freedom for all.

The program schedule is as follow:

  • Opening Address by Master of Ceremonies: Bill Hunt
  • Presentation of Colors/Raising of the Flag: Veterans’ Memorial Council
  • National Anthem: Mendota Alumni Band
  • Invocation: Pastor Larry Sheaves, New Covenant Assembly of God of Mendota
  • Musical selection: Mendota Alumni Band
  • Memorial Day address: Sophia Holland, 1st place 2017 Patriot Pen Essay Contest
  • Roll Call of Deceased Veterans since last Memorial Day: Harold Olsen
  • Laying of the Wreaths: VFW Post 4079 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Firing of the Volley: Veterans’ Memorial Council
  • Taps: Veterans’ Memorial Council
  • Benediction: Pastor Sheaves

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