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Sunday, May 27, 2018:   Memorial Day services at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, Minnesota.
People were out at the graves of service members.
An Honor Guard was there.
The Patriot Guard was on hand at the Grand Entrance.
There was a Parade of Flags and then a salute by the Army National Guard Honor Guard.
The Richfield, MN, Symphonic Band and Choir were on hand.
Command Sergeant Major Joseph Hjelmstad from the Minnesota National Guard was the main speaker.
He told stories of men who died in the line of duty for their country.
Korean War veterans saluted those who did not come back.
Everyone stood for the song God Bless the USA.
Veterans joined hands during the song.
The Patriot Guard was there to show its support.
A rifle squad gave a 21 gun salute.
Salute the flag.
The afternoon concluded with people honoring loved ones.

Quote of the day:    Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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