Veterans’ groups gearing up for Memorial Day – updated

Local veterans groups are joining together once again to organize Boundary County’s 2021 Memorial Day Remembrance, which begins with a parade and culminates in a remembrance ceremony at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry, where the graves of veterans buried there will be decorated with flags.

This year, there will be a flatbed for all veterans wishing to take part in the parade. Those marching in the parade are asked to be at the fairgrounds parking lot at 9 a.m. Monday, May 31, to form up. The parade will leave the parking lot at 10 a.m. and make its way down Main Street in downtown Bonners Ferry.

Following the parade, all are invited to Grandview Cemetery for the service. The Bonners Ferry Fire Department Color Guard will post the colors and Rebecca Huseby will sing the National Anthem. Scott Cameron will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Len Pine will give the invocation.

Bonners Ferry Distinguished Young Woman Cali Iacolucci will give a presentation and guest speaker will be Army veteran and sheriff’s deputy Dave Schuman.

Following the remembrance, all veterans and their families are invited to t he Boundary County Fairgrounds, where the crew of Compass Grill will once again serve free burgers.