Upcoming Memorial Day events in Columbus

Published 8:43 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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A Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Polk Memorial Garden Cemetery in Columbus to pay tribute to those heroic patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

The program will be conducted by members of the Polk County Memorial Post 9116 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary, McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory and the Polk County Memorial Honor Guard.

Guest Speaker will be Scott Weichl, Chaplin for the Polk County Memorial Honor Guard.

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The Polk County VFW Post 9116 officers and Auxiliary officers, along with the Polk County Memorial Honor Guard will conclude the Memorial Day Ceremony with the laying of a wreath and Flowers whose colors have special meanings for this Day. This will be followed with the presentation of a small American Flag, a 3-round volley Gun Salute and the playing of Taps.

Please join us and help fulfill a commitment to remember and honor those men and women who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. 


Submitted by Commander D. Michael Collins