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Memorial Day – A Day of Rememberance

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KYSS FM Honors Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, our way or life and our families.

KYSS FM has a list of activities going on today in the communities to honor our fallen soldiers.

87th Annual Memorial Day Services in Missoula

10-10:20 a.m., Caras Park Memorial Day Service. Wreath toss into Clark Fork River by Missoula City Fire Department Rescue Boat Crew.

11-11:30 a.m., Missoula County Courthouse Ceremony. Keynote speaker, Honor and Color Guards, Wreath placements at World War I monument.

Noon, Fort Missoula Military Cemetery. Honor and Color guards. Wreath placements by American Legion Auxiliary.

12:30-1 p.m., Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery. Dedicated to Charlie Crookshanks. Honor and Color Guards, Wreath placement.

1:15-2 p.m., Sunset Memorial – lunch and break. Honor and color guards, wreath placement, flag dedication at flag pole.

2:15-3 p.m., Missoula City Cemetery – veteran memorial; St. Mary’s Annex Cemetery – statue and St. Mary’s Cemetery – veteran memorial. Honor and color guards, wreath placements by American Legion Auxiliary 27 and VFW 209 Honor Guard.

3:15-4 p.m., Rose Memorial Garden Park – Two services. Keynote speaker, honor and color guards, 18 wreath placements on park monuments.

4:45 p.m., University of Montana Oval, in front of the Afghanistan and Iraq War Memorial. Bugler Elliott Oppenheim; keynote speaker and Iraq veteran Sam Redfern and members of the United Veterans Council of Missoula and Ravalli counties.

All services organized and hosted by United Veterans Council of Ravalli and Missoula Counties.

Call 251-5116 or email at

94th annual Corvallis Memorial Day parade presented by the Corvallis American Legion Post 91 and the Ladies Auxiliary, 10 a.m., Main Street, Corvallis.

The parade theme is “Celebrate the 95th Birthday of The American Legion.” The Parade Grand Marshall is Frank McCauley.

At noon at the Corvallis Cemetery, Post 91 will conduct its annual memorial ceremony. Post members will name all the veterans buried at the cemetery dating back to the Mexican War (1848). After the cemetery ceremony, post members will move to the Woodside Cutoff Bridge and place a wreath in the Bitterroot River for all those who died at sea.

Breakfast is served 7-9:30 a.m. at the Corvallis Community Events Center (CCEC) serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Corvallis High School Lunchroom located off the Eastside highway. After the parade the annual Community Carnival will take place on the north end of main street on the Corvallis High School front lawn.

For more information go to or call Doug Mason at 546-4244.

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