Memorial Day events planned for Monticello

Staff report

     The City of Monticello will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

     The morning will start off with a Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m., followed by a procession by the Monticello Drill Team and Monticello High School Band at 9:30 a.m.

     At 10 a.m., the parade will start at the Monticello Middle School parking lot, travel south on Main Street, east on Oak Street, and stop at the Kitty Creek Bridge for a wreath presentation to honor those lost at sea in defense of our country. The firing squad will also shoot, and a bugler will play “Taps”. They will then proceed to Oakwood Cemetery for a communitywide service where the public is welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be veteran Steve Rucker of Monticello. Rev. David Raemisch with St. Matthew Lutheran Church will lead the service.

     In case of inclement weather, the Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Church. The ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery will take place inside the Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Monticello.


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