Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Peace In the Valley

For several years now, my family has attended the Memorial Day event at the Veterans Memorial Ampitheater in St. Louis Park. The organizers do a fine job honoring all those who served and especially remembering those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

But ever since we moved to Golden Valley a few years, we've thought that it would be good to have a similar way to remember the day and what it's supposed to mean a little closer to home. Now, thanks to the hard work of one Golden Valley resident named John Giese, we will have that opportunity.

This year, there will be a Golden Valley Memorial Day Parade. Hopefully, it will be the beginning of what becomes an annual tradition in the city.

Monday, May 31st 10:15AM – Seeman Park

Parade will proceed westbound on Golden Valley Road toward City Hall

Ceremony at 11:00 AM - Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd

Speaker: Brigadier General Timothy J. Cossalter

Representation by Army & Air National Guard, Armstrong High School Choir and Symphonic Band, Girl Scouts, Minnesota Transitions High School JRROTC, North Hennepin Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Minnesota Sojourners, American Heritage Pipes & Drums, Pow-Miafamilies.org, 101st ABN Div 502nd PIR Fox Company, GV Little League, Military Order Of The Purple Heart and more!

FLAG ROW: 1 ½ mile stretch of Golden Valley Road will be lined with Old Glory & POW-MIA flags.

FREE HOT DOGS, CHIPS, & POP for all in attendance after the ceremony.

Hosted by VFW Post 7051 and Chester Bird American Legion Post 523

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