Area Ceremonies Honor Veterans

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Fallen soldiers will be remembered this weekend.

Memorial Day services have been scheduled in St. Maries and on the west side of the county.

Services in St. Maries will be conducted by American Legion Post 25. The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Warriors Society Post 5 and American Legion Post 69 will conduct services in Plummer, DeSmet and Worley.

Judd Wilson, far right, will be the guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in St. Maries Sunday, May 24. Mr. Wilson is pictured with (from left) Jim Shubert, Donna and George Pfeifer. The day's ceremony starts at 1 p.m. and is conducted by American Legion Post 25 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 25 at the Benewah County Veterans Memorial.

Judd Wilson, far right, will be the guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in St. Maries Sunday, May 24. Mr. Wilson is pictured with (from left) Jim Shubert, Donna and George Pfeifer. The day’s ceremony starts at 1 p.m. and is conducted by American Legion Post 25 and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 25 at the Benewah County Veterans Memorial.

Members of the St. Maries community are invited to attend Memorial Day services at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Benewah County Veterans Memorial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Veterans who want to take part in the ceremony should meet at noon at the Elks Lodge.

Residents are invited to help Heyburn Elementary fifth graders place flags on the graves of those who served in the military at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Jim Shubert said veterans who plan to help should arrive at noon.

“We are really hoping for a good turnout from both veterans and members of the public,” Mr. Shubert added. “It is a great way to honor those who have served.”

Judd Wilson, who served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2009, will speak at Sunday’s ceremony.

Mr. Wilson served as a public affairs officer with Marine Corps Bases Japan/III Marine Expeditionary Force from 2006 to 2008. He also served with Multi-National Corps – Iraq, located at Camp Victory in Baghdad in 2007. Mr. Wilson’s final promotion earned him the rank of captain.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to speak at this year’s service. Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen and re-dedicate ourselves to what they lived and died for: the American people,” Mr. Wilson said.

During Sunday’s ceremony in St. Maries, John Ausmus will read poetry and the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 25 will present a wreath. Mr. Shubert said the names of all the veterans who have died since last year’s Memorial Day ceremony will be read.

Services will be held in Plummer, DeSmet and Worley Monday, May 25.

Veterans who would like to participate in rendering services should meet at Plummer City Hall at 9 a.m. The first service will be conducted near the American Legion building at about 9:15 a.m.

From there, the veterans will be at the Plummer Cemetery between 9:30 and 10 a.m. A ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the DeSmet Cemetery; at 11:45 a.m. at the Tribal Memorial in Plummer; at 12 p.m. at the tribal cemetery in Worley; and finally at 12:30 p.m. the veterans will be at the Worley Cemetery.

The Michael Family Memorial Lunch will be at 1 p.m. at the longhouse in Worley. It is a meal for veterans and their family members. It is provided by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Warriors Society Post 5.

“This is a day we should all remember,” John Wheaton, of Post 69, said. “It is important to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives. We should never forget their sacrifice.”

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