Pork chops start a weekend of patriotism in Lake Park

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Lake Park American Legion Post #371 and the Lake Park American Legion Auxiliary Unit #371 will be holding its annual pork chop lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Lake Park Community Center, 903 South Market St. The Legion will be serving pork chop, baked potato, cole slaw, dessert, milk and coffee for a free will donation. Donations help to fund programs of the American Legion and Auxiliary.

At 7 p.m. that night Legion members will be presenting a Blue Star Banner to families of the area who have family serving in the military. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Lake Park Avenue of Flags is looking for volunteers to help hang the Avenue of Flags out at the Silver Lake Cemetery at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. Volunteers will help place the poles and flags around the north cemetery.

The Lake Park American Legion Post #371 and Lake Park American Legion Auxiliary Unit 371 will be hosting its annual Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Harris-Lake Park Middle School/High School Auditorium in Lake Park.

During the program, Blake Gunderson and Zachary Heikens will be speaking as the Citizenship Awards winners and the featured speaker is Commander Brad Garms. During the service the Freedom Rock/Veterans Memorial newly engraved pavers will be dedicated and a wreath placed to honor those listed on the pavers at the Memorial.

At the conclusion of the program at the auditorium, the ceremonies will move out to the Silver Lake Cemetery (weather permitting) where dedication of new flags for the Avenue of Flags and the salute to the fallen will be presented by the Lake Park American Legion Post #371 Firing Squad.

Volunteers will also be needed to help take down the Avenue of Flags at 5 p.m. Monday, May 28. Poles will have to be placed back in storage and the flags folded properly for storage in the Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome to come out and help honor the area's deceased veterans on Memorial Day.

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