Memorial Day Program at Linn Grove Cemetery
For more than 100 years, the staff at Linn Grove Cemetery, on behalf of and in conjunction with various Weld County military organizations, honored veterans past and present with a formal Memorial Day ceremony.
The 2021 event begins 9 a.m., Monday, May 31.
Community Members can attend the ceremony in person at Linn Grove Cemetery, 1700 Cedar Ave., or view the program live on the City of Greeley’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/cityofgreeley.
“The Memorial Day program allows us all as a community the ability to reflect and recognize our servicemen and women, both past and present, who have protected our rights and freedoms through their sacrifices,” said David Naill, cemetery manager. “We’re excited to be adding the live streaming option for those who cannot attend this special event in person.”
Former Greeley City Councilperson, Don Feldhaus, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Feldhaus is a Gold Star family member. In addition, City of Greeley Mayor John Gates and Weld County Commissioner Pro-Tem Scott James will attend to make a special proclamation at the event. Chad Young will provide patriotic music and the Greeley Police Department Honor Guard, along with numerous veterans’ organizations, will participate in the annual ceremony. The program generally lasts about one hour.
Weather permitting, Linn Grove staff and volunteers will post the “Avenue of Flags,” which consists of nearly 200 lost veterans donated casket flags along the main avenues of Linn Grove.
The program will proceed on the cemetery grounds, rain or shine. Additional information on the program and Linn Grove is available at greeleygov.com/LinnGroveCemetery.
May 11, 2021