Memorial Day is a day for reflection and remembrance of those who gave their lives to keep the country safe. With that come Memorial Day Services. Here are a few that are taking place in Dubois and Spencer Counties.
The annual observance of Memorial Day by the Dubois County Veterans Council will be Saturday, May 25th beginning at 10:00 am. on the west side of the Dubois County Courthouse in Jasper at the Veteran’s Memorial and Fountain. All Veterans Organizations of Dubois County will be represented and all Veterans who passed away this past year will be remembered.
This year’s deceased veteran to be honored is Maj. General Kenneth Wayne Himsel.
Guest speaker for this years observance will be Steve Chastain of Celestine, IN. At this Memorial Day event, Sgt. Chastain will be paying honor to fallen comrades, as well as giving insights into invisible wounds, specifically PTSD.
VFW Post 673 will host a reception for the family and friends of Kenneth Himsel along with those participating in this event at their new home on 3131 Suite 3 Newton Street Jasper. In case of inclimate weather, all events will be held at VFW Post 673, 3131 Suite 3 Newton Street Jasper.
For more information please contact Gene Eckerle President of the DCVC at 812-631-3693.
On Sunday, the St. Meinard American Legion Post #366 will host memorial services all morning. Coffee and Donuts will be at the St. Meinrad Post Home at 6:15 am with departure at 6:50 am.
From there, Siberia will host their service at 7:10 am, Doolittle Mills will host theirs at 7:30 am, St. Croix will host theirs at 8:00 am, Fulda will host theirs at 9:00 am, St. John’s Lutheran will host theirs at 9:20 am, St. John’s Catholic will host theirs at 9:40 am, Kratzburg will host theirs at 10:00 am, and St. Meinrad will host theirs at 10:25 am.
In Ferdinand, A dedication ceremony for the Ferdinand Veterans Memorial will take place on Memorial Day at 2:00 pm EST.
U.S. Senator Mike Braun will speak at the dedication, along with Indiana Senators Mark Messmer and Erin Houchin, and Ken Sicard, the Ferdinand Town Council President.
Public parking will be at Ferdinand Community Center, along with a free shuttle transporting guests to the memorial site.
Pine Drive and Rose Heights neighborhoods will be closed off, due to traffic, with the exception of handicapped parking and VIP.