Memorial Day services set for SM, WestSide

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Memorial Day services will be take place this weekend across Benewah County and Worley

Events will begin this Thursday in St. Maries when fifth graders from Heyburn will assist the legion in laying flags at the graves of local veterans.

The American Legion’s Jim Shubert said not only fifth graders are welcome, but any community member who wishes to help should meet at the maintenance building at 8 a.m.

John Hughes (left) of Hughes Ace Hardware in St. Maries is teaming up with the American Legion to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend. His store will give free American flags to everyone who enters Saturday, May 26. The effort is part of a campaign to give away one million flags at Ace stores nationwide. Also pictured are American Legion members Jim Shubert (center), Tim Hall (right) and Bob Grieser.

St. Maries will honor its veterans at a service Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Participating veterans should meet at noon at the Elk’s Lodge.

This year’s service will include an address by Jim Broyles with Tim Hall serving as chaplain. Members of the Auxiliary will lay wreaths for the deceased who served in foreign wars.

Attendees are asked to bring their own chair.

Mr. Shubert said the town does their services a day early so families with relatives elsewhere can attend services in other towns.

Several events are planned for the WestSide of the county from DeSmet to Worley.

A series of memorials will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Plummer City Hall. Services will be at 11 a.m. in DeSmet with tribal ceremonies beginning in Plummer at 11:45 at the CDA trailhead and again at 12:15 p.m. in Worley.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe will have a Memorial Day dinner at the longhouse in Worley at 1 p.m.

The day will conclude in Plummer with a flag disposal ceremony at the Plummer Legion Hall, Post 69 on Central Avenue.

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