71st Annual
Memorial Day Services

Monday, May 26, 2008
Sherwood ND

The American Legion

Bothun-Peterson Post Number 213

Some of the highlights of these 70 years

The 70th Annual International Memorial Day service will be held in Sherwood on Monday May 28, 2007 beginning at 10:15 am with the exchanging of the Colors and welcoming of our Canadian Comrades and friends at the International Border 2 miles north of Sherwood. After the Border ceremony the troops and crowd will retire to the gym at Sherwood High for the program.

Mr Dan D’Autremont, MLA, Alida, SK, will be the guest speaker at the 70 th Annual International Memorial Day services to be held in Sherwood at the High School on Monday May 28 th 2007

This is one of the few services held in the United States and Canada with the significance of this one taking into consideration its longevity, 69 years, and the International flavor that surrounds it

For 69th years we have held the same “Flag exchange ceremony” on the border 2 miles north of Sherwood and this year will be the 70th. We will start gathering at the border at 9:45 am (CDT) with the ceremonies to start at 10:00 am sharp. A program will follow at 11:00 am in the Sherwood High School Auditorium.

A parade follows down main street with a stop at the “Sherwood Firemen’s Memorial” to lay a wreath in memory of those who lost their lives in the Oil Fire in Sept of 1991. Buses then take the troops to the Sherwood Union Cemetery for a short program there to decorate the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” and saluting the dead.

We will then adjourn to the Memorial Hall where refreshments will be served to the participants, lunch will follow.

Ewen Booth,The Bag Piper from Carnduff, will be piping the troops across the border, into the hall, down the street and into the cemetery. Can’t you just hear them playing “Amazing Grace?” I can. You are all invited to come see and hear this unique service.

Orlin Hanson, Post 213, Adj
PO Box 28
Sherwood, ND 58782
Tel: 459-2798

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