Memorial Day Services in Knox, Hamlet

The Knox VFW Post #748 will be hosting Memorial Day services beginning this Sunday, May 29th. Opening ceremonies begin at Noon on Sunday with the posting of the guard for a 24-hour vigil. Congressman Joe Donnelly will be speaking, along with State Representative Nancy Dembowski and Knox Mayor Rick Chambers. The Candlelight ceremony will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m. and all of the POW MIA soldiers’ names from the Iraq and Afghanistan War will be read. At Noon on Monday, May 30th, the closing ceremonies and the retiring of the guard will be held at the Post Home. Several veterans, firefighters, police officers, and National Guard members will be standing vigil at the Post and a Civil War camp will be set up in the back of the facility.

A Memorial Day parade will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. Monday morning which will come down Main Street to the Courthouse. A small ceremony will be held there and then the parade will march to the Crown Hill Cemetery for a wreath laying ceremony. The American Legion Post #131 in Knox will have a hog roast at the Post Home on Heaton Street beginning at Noon. Everyone is welcome.

The Hamlet American Legion will hold ceremonies on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the Grovertown Ceremony and then at 11:00 a.m. at Fletchers Cemetery.