Northwest Iowa — The continuing pandemic has caused issues with many things we have come to take for granted. The annual Memorial Day observances, services, and honors are among them.

In Doon, the annual Memorial Day Parade and the Memorial Day Services at Hillside Cemetery are canceled this year.

In George, the street flags are up, but Legion officials have canceled the service in the school. Clarence Stubbe with the Legion tells us they do plan to put up 230 big flags on Memorial Day morning at 7 a.m., and retrieve them Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., weather permitting. He says while there will be no program at the school, Legion members will do the 9:30 service at the bridge and throw the wreath. They’ll stop at 9:45 stop at the Veteran’s Memorial, and will process to Evergreen Lawn Cemetery by 10:00 a.m. for the laying of the wreath, but that will be all this year.

In Little Rock, they do plan to hold a service at Pleasant View Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. The service will include the reading of the names of graves being decorated. It will also include a dedication, a salute, and Taps will be played. However, no lunch or fellowship will follow the service.

The Rock Rapids Memorial Day Services at Riverview Cemetery and Holy Name Catholic Cemetery are canceled this year. Legion volunteers will be putting out the small flags on the graves, but they do not plan to put out the Avenue of Flags at the cemeteries.


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