In honor of Memorial Day, American Legion Edgar M. Boyd Post 37 is hosting a ceremony at Riverview Cemetery on 9th Avenue and 10th Street.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Monday.
It will start with a brief introduction from American Legion Post 37 Cmdr. Richard Ceynar.
"Every year, we do it," said Ceynar, a 39-year-old U.S. Army veteran. "The Legion is our front-running organization in the Williston area. We're very active in the community. Our main goals are to support veterans first, and kids second."
The public is welcome to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Riverview Cemetery, whether they knew deceased relatives or have living military members in their families.
"It's open to the public," Ceynar said. "We encourage them to come to honor those who have served and are not with us today. We'll be laying our wreaths over the [cemetery] monuments."
Guests of honor include a local American Legion member and a veteran of foreign wars (VFW).
"These are all accompanied by disabled American veterans" (DAV) and Legion auxiliaries (spouses), Ceynar said, noting this year's guest speaker is Kelly Bristow, a woman veteran.
"I will be the master of ceremonies," said Ceynar, who is also a VFW. "Walter Darr will be the chaplain."
After the brief memorial service, which Ceynar estimated will end between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., a Vietnam Pinning ceremony will be held.
"If you are a Vietnam War veteran, please try to be there early," the commander said.
Vietnam vets who have not already pre-registered and would like to be honored with a pin can register at 10:30 on Monday morning at the cemetery.
"We are going to be doing a Vietnam pinning ceremony after the memorial to recognize veterans and let them know that they're appreciated," Ceynar said, noting the annual holiday is a serene opportunity to recognize "fallen soldiers" who either died in combat or passed away later in life.
"Memorial Day is actually about the [soldiers] who are not here," he said of the solemn day.