Memorial Day ceremonies planned for May 28, 29

AMBOY — The Amboy American Legion Post #453 will be holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony in Amboy at the Veterans Park at 10 a.m., on Monday, May 29.

The guest speaker for the annual ceremony will Jessica Hume Dale, 3-7 MSGT, Air Force and Elise Ulferts Hume, E-5 Marine Corps Reserve.

Also included in the Memorial Day ceremony are prayer by Father Gow, Gettysburg address, and reading of General Logan’s orders. 


The Legion members will then head to Sublette for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Ellice Dinges Center at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 29. Pastor Kyle Kelly will be giving a Memorial Day address at the Veterans Memorial located at the Ellice Dinges School.

Lee Center

The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Lee Center, in cooperation with the Woodside Cemetery Board, will hold their annual Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 28.  The service starts at 10:30 a.m., at the cemetery near the American Flag pole. This memorial service is to honor and recognize our veterans of the past and present for their countless hours of sacrifice and unending courage to secure the freedoms we all enjoy in our wonderful country. 

Pastor Jack Briggs from the First Congregational Church will provide us with an inspiring reflection of the day’s service. The “Reading of the Honor Roll,” approximately 167 names of veterans from Woodside Cemetery and Inlet Cemetery, will be completed by two guest speakers. We will be joined by a very special guest speaker, Mrs. Betty McMahon, who will talk about the first flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during the battle at Iwo Jima. Her father, PFC James Michels was personally involved in that first flag raising.

An offering will be collected and all donations will be given to the Amboy American Legion Post #453 to hep fund their community projects.

Special thanks are extended to Janice White, Cindy Boyenga and Sandy Wittenauer for volunteering to place flags on all the Veterans’ graves in this cemetery and to the family of Howard Schnell for the flag that is flown at the cemetery for his years of service in the Army.  A hearty thank you is also extended to all the cemetery groundskeepers who keep it looking nice throughout the growing season. Please bring your own lawn chairs and in case of rain the ceremony will be held at the Lee Center Congregational Church in Lee Center.