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Memorial Day service to be held May 27

Veterans Memorial

Woodbury VFW Post 9024 and the Woodbury American Legion Post 501 are hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27. The special service, held annually to honor service men and women, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Woodbury Veterans Memorial on the City Hall campus.

Mayor Anne Burt will present the welcoming remarks. Ron Kane, a Vietnam War veteran and member of the Woodbury VFW and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, will give the Memorial Day address.

Color guards from the Woodbury High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the Patriotic Heritage Allegiant Honor Guard and Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 559 will lead the Woodbury American Legion/VFW Rifle Squad to the Veterans Memorial.

Recognize service members with paver
Engraved pavers are available for purchase from the Veterans Memorial Council. The pavers cost $300 each and help fund the ongoing maintenance of the Woodbury Veterans Memorial site. Additional options for engraving include benches ($1,500), flag pole bases ($5,000 for the U.S. flag and $3,500 for other flags) and planters ($2,500). Installment options are available. Donations and paver purchases are tax deductible.

Paver orders placed by May 13 will be installed and engraved in time for the Memorial Day Ceremony May 27.

To purchase a paver, visit the Woodbury Veterans Memorial website or call Bruce Nettleton at 651-325-5643 or John Martin at 651-592-2951.

Event parking
The Veterans Memorial is located just east of Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road. Parking is available at Woodbury City Hall and additional parking is available at the Woodbury Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, and the Washington County License Center, 2150 Radio Drive. The Public Safety Building and license center parking lots can be accessed off Central Park Place, just south of Valley Creek Road, on the west side of Radio Drive. It is a short walk via paved trail to the Veterans Memorial from these locations.

Please note: parking at the Public Safety Building will be restricted to the lot directly in front of the building only. Patrons should not park in the lot behind on the building or on the north end of the building, as these spots are reserved for emergency personnel only.

In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day observance will be relocated to the adjacent Radio Drive Fire Station.