Remsen & Oyens to hold Memorial Day program May 30

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The annual Memorial Day program at Remsen and Oyens, sponsored by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Remsen and Oyens Cemeteries.

There will be a 9:00 a.m. mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, followed by the traditional services starting at 10:00 a.m. at the memorial site at the cemetery in Remsen. Oyens services start at 11:00 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the Remsen Mass will be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, traditional services at the Remsen City Gymnasium, and the Oyens program at St. Catherine's School cafeteria.

The flags of 403 Veterans will be flown on the Avenue of Flags on Washington Street Boulevard, Happy Siesta Health Care Center, Bavarian Meadows, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Church, MMCRU School, and at the cemetery. Seven new flags will be presented at the ceremony.

Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m., and Monday, May 30 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting, to put up the flags, and then at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30 to take down the flags.

Oyens will have its own Avenue of Flags, located along the driveway at the cemetery in Oyens.