116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Here is a list of Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 30:
— Czech National Cemetery, 2220 C St. SW, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. open house. Visitors can meet the cemetery’s staff and receive a tour of the columbarium. Refreshments will be served.
— St. John’s Cemetery, 1340 17th St. SE, 9 a.m. Memorial Day Mass. Attendees can bring lawn chairs or listen to Mass from their car. In case of rain, the Mass will move to St. Ludmila Catholic Church, 211 21st Ave. SW. An offertory collection will go toward cemetery maintenance.
— Veterans Memorial Building, Second Avenue Bridge, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where visitors can learn about the role veterans have played in shaping the community. Also, the 10 a.m. Memorial Day program has been relocated from All Veterans Memorial Park to the Veterans Memorial Building. Memorial Day service presented by the Metro Veterans’ Council. The program will include presentation of the colors, volley salute and guest speaker Lieutenant Commander John H. “Doc” Erceg (retired.)
— Cedar Memorial, 4200 First Ave. NE, 11 a.m. Memorial Day tribute with patriotic music, rifle volley, taps and remarks by Gene Peterson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a leader of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Bring lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the Chapel of Memories. The event will be livestreamed at CedarMemorial.com.
— Oak Hill Cemetery, 1290 First Ave, 11:15 a.m. ceremony by the Coralville American Legion, with the Area Legion Color Guard. The 30-minute ceremony will honor America’s fallen service members, including a reading of veterans’ names. Attendees can then visit the adjacent Veterans Memorial, now in its final phase of construction. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to 11 a.m. at the Coralville American Legion, 901 Second St.
— Rogers Grove Cemetery, Ivanhoe Road, 11 a.m. for American Legion Post 555’s 101st annual Memorial Day program to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Ely Legion Hall, 1545 Main St.
— Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2600 Muscatine Ave., 11 a.m. for American Legion and Sons of American Legion Post 17 Memorial Day service. The flag will be raised to full staff at noon.
— Note: There will be no Memorial Day ceremonies at Oakland Cemetery, according to the city of Iowa City.
— Oak Shade Cemetery, 789 Second Ave., 10 a.m. ceremony by American Legion Post 298 with rifle volley and taps.
— American Legion Post 298, 625 31st St., 11 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony with rifle volley, taps and speaker. A luncheon, free to the public, will follow.
— 202 Windflower Lane, 9 a.m., first of two ceremonies by American Legion Post 460 to honor America’s veterans, with a speaker. Bring lawn chairs.
— St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery, 2136 St. Bridget’s Rd. NE, 9 a.m. Memorial Day Mass honoring veterans and deceased family members. Bring lawn chairs.
— Sutliff Historical Bridge, near Lisbon, 6 p.m. ceremony by American Legion Post 460 to honor America’s veterans, with a speaker. Bring lawn chairs.
— St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 402 Ash St., 11 a.m. for traditional Memorial Day ham dinner in Bosco Hall hosted by the Urbana Lions Club and American Legion. The dinner is free and open to the public.
— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 210 Parkside Dr., 2 p.m. free patriotic concert by the Iowa Brass Band on the Village Green. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
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