(Estherville)--The schedule has been announced for Memorial Day activities in Estherville. This will be the 151st observance of Memorial Day. Gene Haukoos with the Estherville VFW
says the flags will be put up on Friday evening in downtown Estherville..
He says Memorial Day itself will begin with a service at 8 a.m. at the Estherville VFW.
The cemetery services will be held at 8:20 a.m. at East Side Cemetery; 8:40 a.m. at Lutheran and East Side Memorial Cemetery; 9:00 at Oak Hill Cemetery; 9:20 a.m. at the Central Ave. Bridge, 9:50 a.m. at Swan Lake Cemetery and 10:10 at the Catholic Cemetery. The community service will start at 11 a.m. at the National Guard Readiness Center in Estherville.
The 15 flags dedicated this year will be placed at the southwest corner of the courthouse right after the ceremony. The Emmet County Courthouse will be open for viewing the 550 retired flags displayed there. Haukoos encourages residents to take time to walk among the flags.
If you would like to have a loved ones flag removed from the Court House and returned to family contact Gene Haukoos at 712-362-3698. Haukoos says volunteers are also needed to help take down the flags at 5 p.m. on Monday.