Memorial Day gives us an opportunity each year to remember those who died in active military service. That chance will be this upcoming Monday.

There will be a Memorial Day Service Program at four sites in Laramie and Albany County on May 28, 2018. These are presented by the American Legion Husted-Pendleton Post 14 and Auxiliary, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2221 and Auxiliary.

The weekend of activities begins Saturday, May 26 at 8 a.m. with the placing of over 1,700 American flags at Greenhill Cemetery. Sunday, May 27 features a breakfast at the VFW located at 2142 E. Garfield St. from 8-to-11 a.m.

Here is the schedule for Memorial Day 2018:

Harmony Gardens                                               8:00 a.m. (Wyoming HWY 230)

Flag Raising

Invocation

Rifle Salute

Taps

Laramie River Bridge                                           8:30 a.m. (West Garfield St)

Naval Remembrance Service

Memorial Wreath

Rifle Salute

Taps

Veterans Flag Pole Memorial                        9:00 a.m. (Albany County Courthouse)

Flag Raising

Invocation

Rifle Salute

Taps 

Grand Army of the Republic Monument   10:00 a.m. (Greenhill Cemetery off 15th)

Master of Ceremonies............. Jonathan Storey, Commander, Am Legion Post 14

Commander of Troops............. Tim Brooks, Am Legion Post 14

Flag Raising............................... Marine Corps League, Detachment 777, Laramie

National Anthem

Invocation.................................. Jim Wilkinson, Chaplin, Am Legion Post 14

“Posting of Logan’s General Order #11”.......... Scott Honghton, VFW Post 2221     

Memorial Day Address............... Deanna Hurless, Adjutant, Am Legion Post 14

“Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”...... Vanessa Stuart, 1st Vice Commander, Am Legion Post 14

Roll Call of Departed Comrades......... Lee Killian, Commander, VFW Post 2221

“In Flanders Field”............. Kelly Lockhart, President, Am Legion Unit 14 Auxiliary

The Poppy............................................. Am Legion Unit 14 Auxiliary

Placing of Memorial Wreaths.............. Veterans Organizations and Public Servants

Rifle Salute............................................ Laramie Veterans Honor Guard

Taps........................................................ Laramie Veterans Honor Guard