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Paynesville Press - May 17, 2006

Two Memorial Day services planned in Paynesville area

Annual Memorial Day services are planned by the Paynesville American Legion and the Othmar Braun American Legion in Lake Henry for Monday, May 29.

In Paynesville, services to remember the men and women who have served and died for their country will start with a mass at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery on Lake Avenue at 8 a.m. A service in the school auditorium will start at 9:30 a.m. with Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) as the guest speaker. (Legionaires, including the color guard, should gather at the Legion post by 8:50 a.m. and then head to the school.)

Following the service, a flag ceremony will be held in front of Paynesville Area High School and then a ceremony will be held at the Paynesville Cemetery, a mile west of town on Cemetery Road.

A dinner will be served at the American Legion in Paynesville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Memorial Day.

The Othmar Braun American Legion will have a mass at 10:30 a.m. at their post three miles northeast of Lake Henry on Co. Rd. 32. A memorial service will be held on the grounds following the mass, and a roast beef and ham dinner will be served in the post hall after that.

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