Memorial Service is Monday evening
John Watson Post 257 American Legion will conduct the annual Memorial Day service at 5 p.m. Monday, May 29, in the performing arts auditorium at Springfield Public School.
An invitation is extended to all to join in remembering the veterans of all wars.
The American Legion Color Guard, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Boy Scouts will present the colors and lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Rev. Phil Schotzko, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church, will give the Invocation and Benediction.
First Lieutenant Mitchell Palmer, U.S. Army, of New Ulm, will give the Memorial Day Address.
Legionnaire John Moritz will be master of ceremonies, welcome all Veterans and Gold Star Mothers, and he will call the Roll of War Veterans. The Legion Rifle Squad will fire a rifle salute, and trumpeter Nick Dauer will respond with Taps.
The Springfield High School Band, directed by Stephen Seaberg, will perform patriotic music including the audience favorites — the Armed Forces Salute and Stars and Stripes Forever.
The Legion Auxiliary will serve a light supper in the Legion Hall following the program. All are welcome.
Dan Portner is this year’s Memorial Day Chairman. Gene Veerkamp is commander of John Watson Post 257 American Legion. Cheryl Haala is president of the American Legion.