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Minnesota National Guard
Memorial Day services honor nation's war dead

By John Givan, Editor
Montevideo American-News
Posted May 26, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

Montevideo, MN —
Services to honor the nation’s service men and women who paid the ultimate price in defense of our freedom will take place Monday in Montevideo and in communities throughout the region, state and nation

Montevideo American Legion Post 59 has again planned the annual Memorial Day program, as it does every year Assisting in the the day’s observances are the American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans, the Minne­sota Army National Guard, the Montevideo High School band, and the Boy Scouts of America

The primary Memorial Day observance will take place beginning at 11 am at Sunset Memorial Cemetery In the case of inclement weather, activities will be moved to the Fine Arts Center

Prior to the ceremony at Sunset Memorial Cemetery there will be a short program beginning with the advancement of the colors at 10 am at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery The same format will be observed at 10:30 am at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens

The ceremony at Sunset Memorial Cemetery will follow, beginning with the playing of the national anthem by the Montevideo High School Band under the direction of Tim Domka This will be followed by advancement of the colors by members of the Minnesota Army National Guard, the American Legion and VFW and their auxiliaries, and the DAV

Dennis Anderson, American Legion Post 59 chaplain, will deliver the invocation and benediction
Jack Knothe, commander of Post 59, will introduce program participants, including this year’s guest speaker, Sgt Maj Erik Arne

Speaker has connections to Montevideo
Originally from Will­mar, Arne moved to …

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