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Honoring All Veterans Memorial: Memorial Day Ceremony

Post Date:05/16/2019 3:29 PM

Honoring All Veterans Memorial, Inc. will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the monument site - 6429 Portland Avenue, to provide the opportunity to pay tribute to our Veterans.

This year’s program will spotlight the life and service of the late Sherm Booen, former Marine, aviator, and WCCO broadcaster. The guest speaker will be former WCCO radio personality Al Malmberg.

The ceremony will include music by accompanied by M-Saxteen - 34th Infantry Division Concert Band Saxophone Ensemble. 12 new Veterans names added to the Monument will be unveiled, bringing the total number of Veterans honored to 1,017.

The event is free and open to the public and held rain or shine (under the picnic pavilion in case of rain). Please bring your own chair.

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Event Accessibility Notes

  • Parking at the American Legion (6429 Portland Ave) includes 12 handicapped parking spaces closest to the event entrance
  • Lot includes paved entrance with a curb cut-out
  • Paved sidewalks to the event through the memorial
  • Tent with shade if needed that can accommodate mobility impaired devices
  • Reserved seating if needed
  • Ceremony will be done with a sounds system
  • If inclement weather, park shelter will be utilized that is accessible

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