American Legion Post 413 hosts Memorial Day observance at courthouse Monday
With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, May 30, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with American Legion Post 413 Commander Bob Mattson to find out if the traditional observance of the day will be taking place. Mattson tells WTIP that the ceremony will be taking place at 11 a.m. on the courthouse lawn.
Attendees can once again expect the singing of the National Anthem, an invocation by retired Reverend EvaLyn Carlson, a short message from Commander Mattson, the firing of a salute, and Taps to close the observance. A meaningful piece of this ceremony is the reading of the roll call of veterans who passed away in the past year.
After the Memorial Day observance on the courthouse lawn, lunch will be offered at the Birch Terrace Supper Club. The lunch is free for veterans and spouses, thanks to American Legion Post 413 Auxiliary.
WTIP also spoke to Mattson about a special Post 413 project, the collection of damaged American flags. Community members can bring their weather-damaged flags to Grand Marais City Hall. Post 413 will properly dispose of the flags in a ceremony on Flag Day, June 14.
The Grand Marais Legion is also responsible for putting flags on veterans graves on Memorial Day, like the one pictured above.
Here is Rhonda Silence with Commander Mattson to learn more.