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Memorial Day events, ceremonies begin Friday

| May 24, 2024 1:00 AM

North Idaho will pay tribute to America's heroes and commemorate their sacrifices during upcoming Memorial Day events and services.

Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris is scheduled to give a Memorial Day speech at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marine Corps League Pappy Boyington Detachment 966 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way.

"Sheriff Robert B. Norris is grateful to be a part of this Memorial Day service, to honor and remember all the brave heroes who sacrificed their lives for our country," a Friday press release from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said.

Other Memorial Day activities and ceremonies:

May 24

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Poppy Drive | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 560 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

May 25

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 Poppy Drive | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Super 1 Foods, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 flag placing | 9 a.m., Forest Cemetery, 1011 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene.

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 Poppy Drive | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fred Meyer, 560 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene. 

May 27,  Memorial Day

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 Memorial Day Ceremony | 9 a.m. McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Guest speaker: Pastor William "Bill" Muck.

• Wreath laying on Hayden Lake | 9:30 a.m. Honeysuckle Beach, 2369 E. Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden. Presented by the Hayden Veterans Commission and U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. The Honeysuckle Beach boat launch will remain open during the wreath-laying ceremony. Visitors are asked to be considerate and quiet during the ceremony between 9:30-10:15 a.m. and to follow the detour directions to get to Honeysuckle Beach.

• American Legion Post 154 Memorial Day Ceremony | 10 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, 4301 E. Highway 54, Athol. Guest Speaker: Post Commander Al Hutchins.

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 Memorial Day Ceremony | 11 a.m. McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Guest speaker: Pastor William "Bill" Muck.

• American Legion Post 143 Memorial Day Ceremony | 11 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 2834 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Guest speaker: Post Commander Jim Culpepper. 

• Coeur d'Alene VFW Post 889 Memorial Day Ceremony | 11 a.m. Forest Cemetery, 1011 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. 

• Spirit Lake VFW Post 1473 Memorial Day Ceremony | 11 a.m. Pine Grove Cemetery, 26590 Highway 41, Blanchard. No guest speaker.

• Hayden Veterans Commission Memorial Day Ceremony | 11 a.m. McIntire Family Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. Guest speaker: Dr. Phil Rosenkrantz.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1473 Memorial Day Ceremony | Noon. Greenwood Cemetery, 5579 Vermont St., Spirit Lake. No guest speaker.

• Memorial Day Ceremony | Pinegrove Cemetery, 6693 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum. Presented by American Legion Post 154 and the city of Rathdrum.