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Brainerd Memorial Day program planned for May 30

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at First Ave Northeast and B Street.

American Legion color guard members stand near the All Veterans Memorial in Brainerd.
In this Dispatch file photo, Bob Voels, American Legion color guard (left), Chip Borle and Steve Rosenow, both VFW Color Guard, wait to raise the flags Monday, May 31, 2021, during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the All Veterans Memorial. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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The Brainerd Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Laurel Street Bridge. There will be a short service and a wreath will be thrown into the Mississippi River by members of the Honor Guard to remember those who were lost at sea.
The Brainerd Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Laurel Street Bridge.

There will be a short service and a wreath will be thrown into the Mississippi River by members of the Honor Guard to remember those who were lost at sea.

At 9:45 a.m., there will be a short service at the All Veterans Memorial with special recognition for the soldiers of the Bataan Death March. Walt Straka, the last Minnesota Bataan Death March survivor, who always laid the wreath, passed away July 4, 2021.

At both events, taps will be played and there will be a three-volley rifle salute.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at First Avenue Northeast and B Street, go east to Third Avenue Northeast and then north to Evergreen Cemetery where the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

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In case of rain, the ceremony will be at the Brainerd Armory and the local radio stations will be informed of this.

After the ceremony, the American Legion will serve a free lunch to veterans and their families.

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