The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island is hosting Military Past and Present on Memorial Day Monday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and primarily takes place in the 1890’s Railroad Town. The Townspeople and visitors to the museum will gather at 11:30 for a flag led quarter mile procession to the rural cemetery adjacent to the church on the grounds where there will be a short remembrance ceremony and military tribute with a firearm salute. Marketing Director Mike Bockovan feels the public will enjoy their Memorial Day festivities.
“We have people tell us that’s the way they like to spend Memorial Day,” Bockovan says. “They get to come out and hear a ceremony and be asked to think about who’ve gone before us.”
Bockovan adds one of the favorite parts of the day is when the museum’s band plays patriotic favorites in the afternoon. There will also be readings from the past Grand Army of the Republic literature, which honors military members who died in service.
By Jeniffer Berry, KHAS, Hastings