|Memorial Day will be observed at the St. Cloud VA on May 28 with a parade at 10:30 a.m. and an outdoor ceremony at 11 a.m. Both events will be held in front of Bldg. 50, in the circle parking lot on the west end of the VA campus. |
This year’s keynote speaker will be Major. John Donovan, Public Affairs Officer at Camp Ripley. The St. Cloud Municipal Band will provide music. The ceremony is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as seating is very limited.
Volunteers are needed to escort Veterans to the program and enjoy the morning together. To volunteer, contact Voluntary Service at (320) 255-6365.
The observance events are coordinated by the St. Cloud Area Metropolitan Veterans Council (Metro Vets).
Metro Vets and St. Cloud VA encourage all citizens to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance. The Moment of Remembrance asks all Americans to pause for one minute simultaneously at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, to honor those who have died in their nation's defense and to keep the true meaning and spirit of Memorial Day alive.