Memorial Day observances set

Custer County’s veterans organizations have set a full schedule of activities in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. The first set of events involves the decorating of veteran graves around Custer County.
Grave decorating at the Custer Cemetery by American Legion Post No. 46 will commence at 5 p.m. on Friday and graves at the Hermosa Cemetery will be decorated beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, conducted by Battle Creek Legion Post No. 303.
At sunset Sunday at Custer’s Way Park the colors will be retired so they can be raised to half staff at 8 a.m. at Way Park.
Also at 8 a.m. Memorial Day ceremonies will be conducted at the Fairburn Cemetery by the Hermosa Legion post. At 9 a.m. there will be a Memorial Day ceremony at the Cold Springs Cemetery south of Custer conducted by the Custer VFW post. Beginning at the same time there will be a ceremony at the Hermosa Cemetery under the leadership of the Hermosa Legion post followed by coffee and cookies at the Hermosa Post Home at approximately 9:20.
Memorial Day ceremonies are set for the Pringle Cemetery at 10 a.m. and at the Custer Cemetery at 11.  After raising the colors to full staff at noon, the Custer VFW will host a potluck lunch at its post.
Retrieval of the grave decorations in Custer will take place at 5 p.m. June 1.

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