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Morris' annual Memorial Day program begins with veterans breakfast

News Morris,Minnesota 56267
Morris Sun Tribune
Morris' annual Memorial Day program begins with veterans breakfast
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Morris' annual Memorial Day program begins again this year with a breakfast for veterans from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the American Legion.

The Memorial Day program begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Morris National Guard Armory, with music until 9 a.m.

Introductions, the escort of Gold Star family members and Posting of Colors begins at 9 a.m.

Pastor Todd Mattson leads the Invocation and Benediction.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Stacy Lovas will sing the National Anthem. Myrna Tomalla, AmVets Auxiliary President will present a reading.

Legion Commander Victor Gades will present the Memorial Day Address. Gades, is a Hancock High School graduate and long-time Morris resident who served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1976. He assumed command of the Morris Legion in June 2009.

AmVets Commander Robert Lubenow will lead a Silent Tribute to the Dead.

Following the Benediction and Retirement of Colors, participants are encouraged to join a parade to the cemetery, where VFW Auxiliary President Helen Kill will lead the service.