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Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans' sacrifices

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By The Staff

Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a playing of taps.

American flags will be placed on graves of each known veteran. Anyone wanting a flag placed for a friend or relative should contact the veterans group that is scheduled to visit that cemetery.

The public is encouraged to attend the Memorial Day services throughout the county.

Following the ceremonies Sunday, there will be a joint service in Tell City's City Hall Park by the Tell City American Legion and VFW.

Schedules of cemetery visits by location and approximate times:

Sunday

Tell City American Legion Post 213

Troy cemeteries 7:30 a.m.

St. Mary's 8:15 a.m.

Greenwood 8:30 a.m.

St. Marks 8:45 a.m.

Deer Creek 9:15 a.m.

Lilly Dale 9:45 a.m.

Harding 10:15 a.m.

Badger 10:30 a.m.

Derby 11 a.m.

City Hall in Tell City noon

Tell City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939

St. Joseph 7:40 a.m.

St. Isidore 8 a.m.

Bristow 8:30 a.m.

Beard 8:50 a.m.

Branchville 9:40 a.m.

Oriole 10 a.m.

Horton 10:25 a.m.

Leopold 10:50 a.m.

Chestnut Grove 11:30 a.m.

City Hall in Tell City noon

St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366

Doolittle Mills 7:30 a.m.

St. Croix 7:50 a.m.

Siberia 8:15 a.m.

St. Meinrad 8:50 a.m.

Fulda 9:10 a.m.

Kratzburg Church 9:35 a.m.

St. John Catholic 10 a.m.

St. John Lutheran 10:15 a.m.

Monday

Cannelton American Legion, Harry G. Myers Post 142

Sigler 7:45 a.m.

Uniontown 7:55 a.m.

Carr 8:55 a.m.

Cummins 9:25 a.m.

Rome 9:45 a.m.

Millstone plane crash site, 10:05 a.m.

Millstone 10:15 a.m.

Lamb 10:30 a.m.

Methodist 10:40 a.m.

Bolin 11 a.m.

St. Michael 11:20 a.m.

City (new) 11:25 a.m.

City (old) 11:30 a.m.

Hawesville, Ky., cemetery 11:45 a.m.

Cannelton gazebo park 11:55 a.m.

Hargis Hafele Riverside Park 12:05 p.m.