Memorial Day observances set in the Jamestown area on Monday, May 29

Observances are planned at communities including Jamestown, Sanborn, Medina, Pingree, Kensal, Gackle and Woodworth.

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Two members of the Jamestown Drum and Bugle Corps play taps on Monday, May 30, 2022, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Home Cemetery north of Jamestown.
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JAMESTOWN — Memorial Day observances are planned in Jamestown and the surrounding area on Monday, May 29.

In Jamestown, the Jamestown Patriotic Council is holding a remembrance program starting at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus at 519 1st Ave. N. Rep. Bernie Satrom of Jamestown will speak. Jamestown High School students Colin Conway and Connor Ede will sing accompanied by Cheryl McIntyre, and recognition of Gold Star families will be held.

Following the program, there will be a ceremony at the Nickeus Park bridge, Fort Seward and cemeteries around the city. The All Vets Club will sponsor a light luncheon for a freewill offering beginning at about 11:15 a.m. The club lounge will open at 10 a.m. for socializing and will close at about 1 p.m.

For more information on the Jamestown observances, contact the All Vets Club at 252-8994.

Area observances include the following:



American Legion Mayer-Morlock Post #250 will hold a Memorial Day program at the Gackle American Legion Hall at 10 a.m. Monday. The guest speaker will be Randy Entzminger. Following ceremonies at the Gackle and Alfred cemeteries, everyone is invited to return to the American Legion Hall for a potluck lunch.


Kensal Memorial Day services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Kensal Public School, sponsored by John Florhaug Post 103 of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 103. The guest speaker at the service will be Alden Kollman. Immediately following the service, the Legion Color Guard and the Sons firing squad will proceed to the two cemeteries to salute the dead. A luncheon will be served at St. John’s Catholic Church immediately following the service, sponsored by the Kensal Cemetery Association.


Adam Job Post 245 of the American Legion in Medina will hold a Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Medina Public School. The Rev. Peter Sharpe will speak at the service, and the Medina Community Band will perform. After the service, weather permitting, visits will be made to the Medina and Catholic cemeteries, said Maynard Link, commander of the post. The United Church of Christ will serve lunch after the cemetery visits at the American Legion Hall.


The Pingree Cemetery Board will hold a Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Pingree Community Center’s Edmunds Memorial Hall. The speaker will be John Gallagher. Following the program, the group will go to the cemetery and decorate the graves. Following the decorating of the graves, a noon meal will be held at the Pingree Community Center.



Eckelson-Sanborn American Legion Auxiliary’s Memorial Day program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sanborn. After the program, visitation is planned at the Sacred Heart and Fairview cemeteries, followed by a lunch served at the Community Center.


Rice-Deede Post 205 of Woodworth will hold its Memorial Day services at 9 a.m. Monday at the Pettibone Cemetery. Coffee and donuts will follow at the Pettibone Community Hall. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Gem Cemetery in Woodworth. The guest speaker will be former North Dakota Rep. Chet Pollert. A potluck dinner will follow the Woodworth services at the Woodworth Fire Hall.

Kathy Steiner has been the editor of The Jamestown Sun since 1995. She graduated from Valley City State College with a bachelor's degree in English and studied mass communications at North Dakota State University, Fargo. She reports on business, government and community topics in the Jamestown area. Reach her at 701-952-8449 or
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