Potter Post #3 Commander Tim Solberg stands at attention behind the lector as the color guard posts the flags during the 2020 Memorial Day observance held at the Chamberlain Community Center Monday. The shortened service was moved from the Veterans Memorial Park to the CCC due to rain. Services were also held at area cemeteries.
Chamberlain, SD, May 15, 2020 – With Memorial Day on the horizon, The American Legion Family reminds the public that Congress supports May 22, 2020 as National Poppy Day®. The American Legion encourages all patriotic Americans to wear or display a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance and hope.
With some consternation about the possible risks associated with opening the city’s public swimming pool this summer, Chamberlain City Council members took the plunge at Monday night’s meeting and approved to open the facility Friday, May 29.
Memorial Day observances in Brule County will be somewhat different this year than in past years due to COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, however the reason for the annual observance has not changed. Taking time to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces is still as important as ever.
The CHS Class of 2020 Wave Parade was held last Wednesday night in front of the elementary school. Seniors dressed in their caps and gowns gathered in front of the school to accept congratulations upon their upcoming graduation. L-r; Kolby Sinkie, Darynn Burke, Karlee O’Neal, Breckin Steilen, Katelyn Steckelberg, Zevany Burdeau, Kassidy Hansen and Shannon Brown. The official graduation ceremony will be Saturday, June 27 in Chamberlain, however the location and details have yet to be determined. The SUN’s 2020 Graduation Special Section is published inside this week’s issue.