MEMBERS of the Becker Legion (L) made a stop at the South Santiago Cemetery at around 10 a.m. Monday on a beautifully, sunny, warm day. Commander John Riebel is at front of the lineup. (Submitted Photo.)
THE BIG LAKE WAR MEMORIAL received a couple fresh wreaths along with the usual flag decorations during the early morning service Monday. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan.)
CATHOLIC CHURCH MEMBERS gathered around the Pieta Sculpture at the Big Lake Cemetery to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan.)
BECKER SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT JEREMY SCHMIDT (L) and State Representative Shane Mekeland shared a table at the Becker Legion lunch following the Memorial Day services. (Patriot Photo by Carol Hanson.)
LUNCH WAS SERVED AT the Becker Legion following the services for Memorial Day. (Patriot Photo by Carol Hanson.)
A VINTAGE FIRE TRUCK decked out for Memorial Day was on display outside the Third Rail Bar & Grill in Big Lake (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan.)
Legions pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day
The Becker American Legion, the Big Lake American Legion and the Clearwater American Legion all held Memorial Day services on Monday to honor those who’ve served the United States in the Armed Forces.
Big Lake had a special early morning ceremony at the war memorial next to the McDonald’s Restaraunt. That was followed by a veterans acknowledgement at the cemetery. Lunch was also served afterwards for any and all guests.
Becker’s Legion traveled around to several cemeteries starting at 8 a.m. Monday. They concluded their procession at the Becker Cemetery at 11 a.m. and lunch was provided for guests at noon by the Becker Auxiliary.
The Clearwater Legion started their cemetery visits at St. Marcus Cemetery at 9 a.m.. They finished atAcacia Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and held a brief ceremony at the Legion at 11 a.m. where lunch was also provided.