Montello Memorial Day Services
Memorial Day Services will begin at 8:00am, Monday, May 25th when the American Legion Weiske-Farrell Post 351 Honor Guard will pay tribute to the Veterans War Dead at the three local cemeteries.
The Memorial Day Ceremony will kick-off one block East of the Granite City Bridge on Park Street at 10:45am. A brief ceremony will take place at the Granite City Bridge, where the Poppy Princess will place a wreath into the water. From there they will proceed to the lawn of the courthouse.
Welcome will be given by Commander Jon Whiting. Invocation and Benediction will be given by the Post Chaplain Robert Boelke. The Memorial Address will be given by Marquette County Council Commander George Wakup. The Montello High School Band will play the National Anthem, Salute to the Finest, Anchors Away, Cassions Go Rolling Along, Marines Hymn, and the US Air Force Hymn. The Salute to the War Dead will be performed by the American Legion Weiske-Farrell 351 Post Honor Guard and Taps by the Montello High School Band. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will take place in the Montello High School gymnasium at 11:00am.
Westfield Memorial Day Parade and Service
The Parade will form up at the old high school east of the Library at 8am. The Parade will start at 8:30 & march to the East Cemetery. There will then be a service at 9am at the flagpole in the East Cemetery.
The opening prayer and reading will be by Rev. Terry Temanson. Westfield Area High School Band will perform Patriotic Music & the Community Chorus led by Lori Temanson will sing a selection of songs. Veterans will perform rifle salute, followed by Taps. There will be coffee & donuts served at the American Legion Hall after the service. Service will be held at the Westfield Area High School in case of bad weather.
Oxford Memorial Day Plans
Oxford will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th with a parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade starts at the Marquette-Adams Telephone Co-op building and proceeds east to the cemetery, where a ceremony will take place. Afterwards, the public is welcome to visit Neenah Valley VFW Post 6003, where a lunch will be served.