American Legion Post 305,
Caledonia, Mi.
9546 Cherry Valley
Telephone Number 616-891-1882
Memorial Day is a day to remember those that
are no longer with us and those who served our
country, our community and the world in the
name of freedom for all.
Memorial Day 2016
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The parade begins with Colors, Firing Squad, Josh Hoffman wounded Marine, our
speakers, the Ladies Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion,  American Legion
Riders, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Fire Departments and the High School Marching band.
The Pipers, Dorothy
Wilson & Roger
Billings play
Amazing Grace.
The Auxiliary, once again put out a luncheon enjoyed by all.  
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A big Thank You to Cindy Teater for her pictures.
Memorial Day morning began at the Post with breakfast for all those
groups that participated in the days events. Thanks goes out to the
folks that came in early in the morning to get breakfast prepared.
Chief Cook Mike Whipple, Paul Tolan, Amy Tolan, Rocky Tolan,
Bill and Maria Kemp and Larry Zuverink, The Cooks
Dutton cemetery was the third stop.
The final stop is Caledonia and on to Lakeview Cemetery.
The Cemetery at Holy Corners
Scott Baldwin
Welcomes everyone
and introduces
Guest and Speakers
Gary Timmersman
offers the opening
and closing prayer.
Retired Lieutenant
Colonel Denny
Gillem giving the
main address.
Chet Teater,
Sargent-At-Arms,
places a wreath on
the memorial to our
departed comrades.
The Firing Squad Commander was Ed Harmon.
Members were, Front Row; Nick Wieringa, Jim
McConnon, Dan Wisniewski and Dan Erskine  
and .  Back Row; Larry Stauffer, Phil Davis, Phil
Shook and  John Jousma
The Color Guard members
were, Rifle bearers, John
McDowell and  Tom
Basarabski. Dan
Terrell-American Flag, Monica
Duffield-Legion Flag and
Dan
Yablonski
-POW/MIA Flag.
We would like to say "Thank You" to the
following people, groups and business's.
Caledonia School Bands
Caledonia String Band
US Golf Cars
Caledonia Rent-All
Caledonia Boy Scouts
Caledonia Cub Scouts
American Legion Auxiliary-Post 305
Sons of the American Legion-Post 305
The troops arrive at the Alaska cemetery as the crowd gathers.
Blaine cemetery was the second of the day.
A flag folding ceremony was
demonstrated by Chet Teater, Ed
Harmon and Bill White.
At the conclusion of the ceremonies, all those that participated were invited to the Post for refreshments.
The sound system was handled
by Dennis Peterson and Bill
VanPortFleet.
Past Commander Gary
Marzean reads the names
of members that have
passed away the past year.
Tonya Schuitmaker, Senator of
the 26th district was our guest
speaker at Alaska, Blaine,
Dutton and Holy Corners