Mazeppa Memorial Day: Honoring the Brave


“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell, Prolific American Author The Mazeppa American Legion Post #588 and the Auxiliary Post #588 would like to invite all veterans, service members and the community to attend this year’s Memorial Day Services which will be held on Monday, May 27, 2024. Legion, Auxiliary and Honor Guard members will meet at the Legion Hall in Mazeppa at 8 a.m. to prepare to give their salute to service, honoring all the brave men and women who gave their lives defending this brilliant country. Services will begin at Poplar Grove Cemetery starting at 9 a.m., Bear Valley Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., and the Mazeppa Cemetery at 10 a.m. The Memorial Day Parade will commence at 10:30 a.m. in Mazeppa. There will be a slight change to the parade route this year as the parade will begin now on Elm Street, then proceed downtown along first avenue, ending on Cherry Street. The parade will include the color guard, veterans marching unit, veterans float, auxiliary unit, and the Mazeppa fire department & first responders. Groups including the boy and girl scouts as well as 4-H are invited and encouraged to participate and should plan to meet on Elm Street prior to the parade. The American Legion Post #588 and the Auxiliary Post #588 invites everyone to the Veterans Memorial on Maple Street Bridge in Mazeppa for the Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 11:00 a.m., following the parade. The community is invited to the Mazeppa American Legion to enjoy a community potluck following the Memorial Day Ceremony. Flags to honor a loved one during the Field of Flags ceremony in July will be available for purchase during the potluck. The cost of these flags are $10.00 each and your support is greatly appreciated. Poppy sales start prior to Memorial Day and can be obtained from a member of the Ladies Auxiliary or at the Legion Post in Mazeppa.