A Memorial Day service was held Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Milbank City Cemetery with the posting of colors. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commander Preston Fischer and the Star Spangled Banner preformed by the Milbank Middle School band.
Pastor Keith Bicknase of Emanuel Lutheran Church said the prayer before guest speaker Tom Lombard took the podium to address the spectators.
The highlight of the ceremony was the dedication of Dexter Drive led by City Administrator Jason Kettwig. Ronald Clifford Dexter was killed in action while serving in the Vietnam War in 1966. He was the son of Clifford and Lillian Dexter. A street sign bearing the Dexter name is in place along with a plaque honoring the family near the Veterans Memorial.
The program concluded with the posting of memorial wreaths, salute to the dead, Taps and the retiring of the colors.
The various organizations taking part in the ceremony included Birch-Miller Post 9 American Legion and Auxiliary, Grant County VFW Post 3486 and Auxiliary, 704th Transportation Company, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1054, the Grant County VFW Post 3486 Firing Squad and the Knights of Columbus.