Memorial Day services canceled, adjusted

Local VFWs and American Legions have had to cancel or adjust plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Birnamwood Darling-Gunderson American Legion Post 341 has canceled the parade and Memorial Day service at the Birnamwood Elementary-Middle School gym and the Legion chicken dinner at Chet and Emil’s. A group called Friends of the American Legion will be hosting a drive-thru chicken dinner in the park behind Chet and Emil’s. Reservations can be made by calling Steve Nelson at 715-253-3912 or sending a message via his Facebook page.

The Birnamwood Legion will still hold graveside ceremonies at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Norrie, 7 a.m.; Norrie Cemetery, Hill Crest, 7:15 a.m.; St. Philomena’s Catholic Cemetery, 8 a.m.; Hogarty Cemetery, 8:45 a.m.; Aniwa Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.; Town Line-St. John’s Cemetery, 9:45 a.m.; and Forest Cemetery 10:15 a.m.

The Elderon VFW 8086 has canceled graveside ceremonies for Memorial Day. They have also canceled the annual Fourth of July parade, picnic and activities for this year.

The Wittenberg Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502 has canceled graveside ceremonies but will be placing flags on the graves.