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Nisswa Memorial Day Remembrance Event - May 27th, 2013

Posted: May 16, 2013 - 4:28pm

State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, will be the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day remembrance event at noon Monday, May 27, at the Nisswa American Legion.

State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, and state Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, also will speak.

Jim Starkey, Post 627 commander, will be master of ceremonies.

The ceremony will begin by recognizing all families with members of their family currently serving in the military.

Winner of the Nisswa Elementary School Memorial Day Essay Contest will read the winning essay on “What it means to be a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community.”

“The ceremony will not only honor those who have died, but also those who live and continue to fight for the freedom of this great nation,” Starkey said.

Brad Wallace from Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes will perform renditions of the national anthem, “Proud to be an American” (a sing along), “There She Stands” and the “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The daughters of Scott Thurlow, an active member of Post 627 who passed away several years ago, will throw a wreath into Nisswa Lake in honor of all who died at sea.

Father George Zeck will be the chaplain.

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