Quad Cities To Sponsor Memorial Day Service May 27

In honor of Memorial Day, the Quad City Beyond The Yellow Ribbon is hosting a ceremony Monday, May 27, 10 am, in the parking lot at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. Quad City Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is made up of the Cities of Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale.

Mayors and dignitaries from the four cities will direct a program that includes participation by local veterans and scout troops, speakers, and music by the Robbinsdale City Band and Armstrong High School choir. Roll call, rifle squad, and taps will be provided by Golden Valley VFW Post 7051, Chester Bird American Legion Post 523, Crystal American Legion Aviation Post 511, Robbinsdale Westphal American Legion Post 251, and Crystal VFW Post 494.

The keynote speaker, Command Sergeant Major Cynthia Kallberg, is the first female enlisted advisor of the Minnesota National Guard. She will introduce the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon project.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Golden Valley VFW Post 7051 at 7775 Medicine Lake Rd.

Memorial Day began as a tribute to those who fought in the Civil War. It is now a day of observance for Americans to reflect on the lives lost in all US wars.

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