May 30th Commemoration

WATERLOO REMEMBERS SOLDIERS’ SACRIFICES
151st ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

Following the weekend of celebration, the Birthplace of Memorial Day pauses to remember the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. The 151st solemn remembrance of Memorial Day in Waterloo will be observed on Monday May 30. The American Legion will conduct this years remembrance events.  Memorial Day is always commemorated on May 30 in Waterloo, in keeping with Gen. John A. Logan’s Orders.  The public is invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery on West Wright Avenue for Mass followed by a speaker and military service. During the talk following Mass, High School students will lay flowers on the graves of veterans buried here in a solemn ceremony.  We will then process to Maple Grove Cemetery on Stark Street for the traditional services which will again include the laying of wreaths, speakers, a military gun salute, taps, and again the laying of flowers on graves by the students.  We will then process to Elisha Williams Cemetery on Stark Street with another ceremony.  The solemn remembrance will continue at 4 p.m. when the military parade steps off from Main and Clark streets, proceeding down Main Street to Lafayette Park where several veterans organizations will participate in the laying of the wreaths at the veterans monuments in the park. The program will include the recitation of the Gettysburg Address and Logan’s Orders by students from Waterloo High School, Speeches by honored dignitaries, the playing of the National Anthem by the high school band, Salute to the Dead gun vollies by the veteran led honor guard and the playing of Taps.

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