(KNSI) – In-person events to commemorate Memorial Day are back after going virtual the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The events are being put on by the St. Cloud Metropolitan Veterans Council at the Minnesota Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Municipal Atheltic Complex campus.
St. Cloud VA Public Affairs Officer Barry Venable says everything starts with the parade at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. “The parade will pass in front of a reviewing stand, and then, it will proceed through the rest of the program, which is full of ceremonial items which honor the over 1.2 million Americans who have given their lives in service to their country.”
He says every veteran of a military campaign has memories of fallen comrades.
“Certainly, the many veterans who live in the community have personal stories to tell of individuals whom they were friends and buddies with in the service. And on Monday, I will take advantage of the opportunity to remember the three individuals that I was acquainted with who unfortunately lost their lives serving their country.”
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