Memorial Day services will be held Monday at three places in North Platte, as well as in Maxwell and Sutherland.The schedule:
10 a.m. - North Platte Cemetery (west end)
11 a.m. - Floral Lawns Cemetery (near flagpole)
Chaplain – Norval Holtmeier.
Honored speaker – Navy veteran and North Platte City Councilman Harry Spohn.
Rifle salute by the American Legion Honor Guard and Veterans’ Service Officer Paul Cooper. Auxiliary members of all area veterans groups will present the wreaths. Music by Brett Hathaway.
10 a.m. - Sutherland Riverview Cemetery
Honored speaker – Sen. Tom Hansen. The Boy Scouts and the American Legion will present the colors. Music by Sutherland High School band, Ron Daly, director. Taps by Anthony and Tim Pfeiff. Ceremony sponsored by Otto V. Johnson American Legion Post 208.
2 p.m. - Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell
Honored speaker – Bill Williams, coordinator of the Heartland Honor Flights, 2008-09.
Presentation of wreaths by area veterans’ auxiliary groups. National Anthem by Katie Jochum. Historic military airplane flyover, weather permitting. Rifle salute. Taps.
4 p.m. - 20th Century Veterans’ Memorial, North Platte
Honored speaker – News reporter and VFW volunteer of the year Diane Wetzel, a Guardian on four WWII veterans’ Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. New rows of memorial bricks on display, honoring those who served.