Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who died in active military service. Many people use it as a day to remember anyone special to them. In Dubois County, the military service organizations pay special honor to all deceased members of the military. They have all served to protect our freedoms.
Sometime before the weekend, members of all the county service organizations visit the cemeteries and place flags on the graves of service men and women. The flags are then picked up sometime at the end of the weekend. Each organization has their assigned section and places the flags on their own schedule. SILD meets at Fairview Cemetery at the entrance by the mausoleums at 6 PM on Friday evening to place flags and at 6 PM on Monday evening to recover the flags. You are welcome to join us.
Saturday morning, May 25, at 10 AM is the ceremony on the square in Jasper, sponsored by the Dubois County Veterans Council. A deceased veteran, chosen by the Council, will be honored with their family in attendance.
Here’s a sneak peak of what we have planned for the Birthday Ball
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