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Memorial Day services

Sunday Milton, N.D., Memorial Day service and luncheon, hosted by the American Legion Post 179, 10 a.m. service, Little Star Theater, 8504 120th Ave. N.E.; noon lunch, Milton American Legion, 8504 120th Ave. N.E.; (701) 496-3353. Northwood, N.D.,...


  • Milton, N.D., Memorial Day service and luncheon, hosted by the American Legion Post 179, 10 a.m. service, Little Star Theater, 8504 120th Ave. N.E.; noon lunch, Milton American Legion, 8504 120th Ave. N.E.;  (701) 496-3353 .
  • Northwood, N.D., Memorial Day ceremony and brunch, 9 a.m. service and cemetery service, 10:15 a.m. brunch, Washington Lutheran Church, 595 29th St. N.E.;  (701) 587-5034 .


  • Climax, Minn., Memorial Day program, with speaker Pastor Mike Sletto, 10:30 a.m., SandHill Lutheran Church, 34145 Minnesota Highway 220 S.W.; dinner will follow the program;  (218) 587-3391 .
  • East Grand Forks Memorial Day service, hosted by the VFW Post 3817 and American Legion Post 157, with featured speaker 1st Sgt. Charles Votava, 11 a.m., Resurrection Cemetery, located at the intersection of River Road Northwest. and County Road 19; (218) 773-2481. The Honor Guard will also have services at 8:30 a.m. at Bethany South Cemetery, 8:45 a.m. at Bethany North Cemetery, 9 a.m. at Tabor Chech National Cemetery, 9:15 a.m. at Tabor Lutheran Cemetery, 9:25 a.m. at Tabor Catholic Cemetery, 9:50 a.m. at Nisbet Cemetery and 10:20 a.m. at Pet Cemetery.
  • Edinburg, N.D., Memorial Day program, hosted by American Legion Post 156, 11:45 a.m. service, 12:45 p.m. dinner, Trinity Lutheran Church, 740 Second St. S.;  (701) 993-8317 . Edinburg will also raise the morning colors at8 a.m. at the Edinburg Community Center and have memorial services at 8:15 a.m. at Garfield Cemetery, 8:30 a.m. at Trinity Cemetery, 8:55 a.m. at Park Center Cemetery, 9:10 a.m. at Hvideso Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Gardar Cemetery, 10:20 a.m. at West Union Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Cemetery,10:45 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Flom Church, and 11:15 a.m. at Odalen Cemetery.
  • Fosston, Minn., Memorial Day service, with guest speaker Marine Cpl. Ben Stout, 10:30 a.m., Elementary School, 700 First St. E.;  (218) 435-1313 .
  • Grand Forks Memorial Day program, hosted by the American Legion Post 6, with keynote speaker Mayor Mike Brown, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Park Cemetery North, 1003 N. 23rd St.;  kwj@gra.midco.net .
  • Grand Forks Memorial Day Mass, 10 a.m., Calvary North Cemetery, located at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Columbia Road North, bring your own chairs; (701) 772-7911. In inclement weather, the mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 524 Fifth Ave. N., Grand Forks.
  • Grand Forks Memorial Day ceremony, hosted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 and VFW Post 1874 and Auxiliaries,  with guest speaker Steve Benson, 11 a.m., South Memorial Park Cemetery, 3002 S. Washington St.;  (218) 230-3106 .
  • Hallock, Minn., Memorial Day service, presented by the American Legion Post 63 and Kittson Central Music Department, with speaker Kimberley Johnson, 11 a.m., Kittson Central High School Auditorium, 444 N. Ash;  (218) 843-2868 .
  • Halma/Lake Bronson Memorial Day service, hosted by American Legion Post 315, with guest speaker Hugh Filer, 11 a.m., Halma Community Center, Main St.,  Halma, Minn.(218) 843-2868 .
  • Harlow Memorial Day service, hosted by VFW Post 757 and American Legion Post 101, 11:30 p.m. service, noon dinner, Harlow VFW Hall, 4162 50th Ave. N.E.,  Maddock, N.D.(701) 473-5436 . The VFW and American Legion will also conduct ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. at York Cemetery, 9 a.m. at Leeds Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. at St. Olaf Cemetery, Esmond-Minnewaukan Parish, 10:15 a.m. at Immanuel Cemetery and 10:45 a.m. at Our Savior’s Cemetery.
  • Karlstad, Minn., Memorial Day service, hosted by American Legion Post 445 and 466, with guest speaker Dawn Holm, 9 a.m., Tri-County School Gymnasium, 303 Pembina Trail, a parade to the Karlstad Cemetery and short service and then coffee and rolls at the Karlstad Community Center will follow the ceremony;  (218) 436-2157 .
  • Kennedy, Minn., Memorial Day Service, hosted by VFW Post 3828 and Auxiliary, 2 p.m., Kennedy VFW Banquet Room, 103 E. Fifth St.;  (218) 843-2868 .
  • Kittson Memorial Day service, with guest speakers James Sjostrand and Dr. Thomas Lohstreter, 2 p.m., Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, 1010 S. Birch Ave.,  Hallock, Minn.(218) 843-2868 .
  • Knox, N.D., Memorial Day Cemetery, hosted by American Legion Post 217, 9 a.m. at Wolford Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. at North Lutheran Cemetery,10:30 a.m. mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery; (701) 473-5436.
  • Lancaster, Minn., Memorial Day service, hosted by American Legion Post 214, with guest speaker Dr. Steve Swiontek, 11 a.m., Riverview Memorial Gardens, north end of Center Avenue; bring lawn chairs for your comfort; (218) 843-2868. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Lancaster High School Auditorium.
  • Lankin, N.D., Memorial Day program, hosted by the Lankin American Legion, with guest speaker Rodney Kadlec, noon, Lankin American Legion, 405 Main St.; (218) 791-6542. The Lankin American Legion will also hold services at the Christianson, Pleasant Valley Machart, Hoff, Kosobod, Bechyne, Quale, Zion and Middle Forest Cemeteries before the noon program, as well as at 11:15 a.m. at the Lankin Cemetery
  • Maddock, N.D., Memorial Day service, hosted by American Legion Post 123, with guest speaker Ryan Taylor, 11 a.m., Maddock School Gym, 909 First St.; a free will dinner will follow in the school cafeteria; (701) 473-5436. The American Legion will also perform services at 9 a.m. at West Minnewaukan Free Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. at Viking Cemetery and 10:15 a.m.at Klara Cemetery.
  • Mekinock, N.D., Memorial Day ceremony and luncheon, 10:30 a.m.graveside ceremony, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. luncheon, Middle Grove Lutheran Church, 1981 24th Ave. N.E.; (701) 343-6292.
  • Mentor, Minn., Memorial Day service, hosted by the American Legion Post 421 and the SAL squadron, with speaker Virgil Campbell, 11 a.m., Mentor Community Hall, 8600 Munson Road; followed by a military service at the Stanley L. Larson Memorial Park; (218) 289-7063.
  • Michigan, N.D., Memorial Day services, 1 p.m., Michigan Civic Center, 113 Broadway N.;  jzahradka@gra.midco.net . The Michigan American Legion will also hold services at 8 a.m. at West Sarnia Cemetery, 8:30 a.m. at Enterprise Finnish Cemetery, 9 a.m. at Lomice Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. at Zahradka Cemetery, 10:15 a.m. at East Sarnia Cemetery, noon at Melrose Cemetery and 12:30 p.m. at Michigan Cemetery.
  • Park River, N.D., Memorial Day program, hosted by American Legion Post 147, with featured speaker Chris Kratochvil, 10:30 a.m., Park River American Legion, 820 Fifth St.; (701) 284-6655. The Park River American Legion will also hold brief ceremonies throughout the day at the Memorial Park, Calvary, Kensington, Golden Valley and German Lutheran Cemeteries and Memorial Park Garden in the Park River area.
  • Pekin, N.D., Memorial Day service, 11 a.m. service, Veteran’s Memorial on Main St.; followed by luncheon at the Pekin Community Center, 204 Main St. N.
  • Thief River Falls Memorial Day service, hosted by the VFW Post 2793, service includes a display and history of weapons from every war the U.S. has been involved in since the Civil War, 10:30 a.m., Greenwood Cemetery, 209 Greenwood St. E.; (218) 684-1168.


  • Alvarado, Minn., Memorial Day program, 7:30 p.m., Alvarado Community Center, 155 Marshall St.; (218) 773-2783.
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