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Memorial Day services set in Charles City

Memorial Day services set in Charles City
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary hold flags at the 2018 Memorial Day service at the Floyd County Courthouse in Charles City. Press file photo by Kelly Terpstra
To The Press

A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Floyd County courthouse.

The service will begin with a welcome by Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves; followed by the raising of the colors by the Boy Scouts, presentation of arms by an ceremonial unit, playing taps and echo and firing a round.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by American Legion Auxiliary junior members, followed by the national anthem, an invocation by Patty Kellogg, a proclamation by Mayor Dean Andrews, then music by the Charles City High School band.

Boy Scouts will read “In Flanders Fields,” the American Legion Auxiliary will place a wreath, Justin Heyer will read the Gettysburg Address, and the ceremonial unit will fire three rounds to salute departed comrades.

The service will end with taps and a benediction.

Persons attending the event are suggested to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the service will be held at the VFW.