Memorial Day services planned across Morrison County
Memorial Day services to honor and remember veterans will be held throughout the Morrison County and surrounding areas.
The events are open to the public and include:
Sunday, May 27 —
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery: An instrumental prelude by the Richfield Symphonic Band will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the traditional parade of flags will open the formal program at 1:55 p.m. Vocal music will be provided by “Water into Wine”
The keynote speaker for the day is Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, adjutant general of the Minnesota Army National Guard. In addition, U.S. Congressman Amy Klobuchar is expected to attend.
Little Falls Artist Charles Kapsner, who is working on the second of five 8-foot by 10-foot paintings depicting the history of the U.S. military, will be on hand from noon – 4 p.m. The first painting, that of the history of the U.S. Army is now permanently on display in Committal Hall at the cemetery. Kapsner has begun the second painting — the U.S. Navy, and will have available for view several photos showing various components of this painting.
Immediately following the program, coffee, punch and cookies, will be served by the Little Falls American Legion Auxiliary.
The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery is located at 15550 Highway 115, Little Falls, adjacent to Highway 371, seven miles north of Little Falls. See more in the Morrison County Record.
PHOTO: During ceremonies throughout the nation, veterans are remembered for their service and sacrifice Memorial Day. Pictured above, during 2011 services at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls May 30, are (from left): Members of the Minnesota National Guard’s honor guard team, Private Kelsey Moyer of Albertville, Staff Sgt. Matt Pantzke of St. Joseph and Staff Sgt. Dale Oeltjen of Sartell, and bugler Jedor Fedor of Little Falls, who played “Taps.” The public is invited to take part in the many Memorial Day services around the county. (Morrison County Record file photo)