The public is invited to attend he 85th Memorial Day program in Lake Park this coming Monday, May 27th. The event is sponsored by local veterans organizations and begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Bandshell.
Delivering the Memorial Day Address will be Jim Crigler a Vietnam War Veteran. There will also be performances by the Winona Municipal Band plus readings of the Gettysburg Address and 'In Flander's Field.'
In addition, there will be a VFW Ceremony, a Lake Front Ceremony, and a Memorial Shrine Ceremony where wreaths will be placed on white crosses remembering local soldiers who lost their lives in the nation's wars.
Also, brief ceremonies will be held at several cemeteries throughout Winona County on Sunday evening. The American Legion will hold cemetery volleys at eight different sites starting at 4:40 and ending at 6:25 p.m. The VFW will hold cemetery volleys at four sites including 4:45 p.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery and 5:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.