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Honor military heroes at Memorial Day Ceremony May 28

Woodbury VFW Post 9024 and the Woodbury American Legion Post 501 are hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28. The special service, held annually to honor service men and women, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Woodbury Veteran Memorial on the City Hall Campus.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28 | 11 a.m.
Woodbury Veterans Memorial
City Hall Campus, 8301 Valley Creek Road

Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens will present the welcoming remarks. Bill Lunn, an Emmy-winning veterans/ military reporter, will give the Memorial Day address. Lunn will honor 3rd Ranger Battalion Cpl. Ben Kopp, who lost his life serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Cpl. Kopp was credited with saving the lives of six of his fellow rangers on the battlefield.

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.

Following the program, Culver's of Woodbury will serve free frozen custard to everyone in attendance.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be relocated to the Education Room at the Woodbury Public Safety Building. 

Event Parking
Parking is available at City Hall. Additional parking is available at the Woodbury Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, or the Washington County Service Center, 2150 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 in front of the building only. Patrons should not park in the lot behind the building or on the north end of the building as these spots are reserved for emergency personnel only.

Recognize service members with a paver
Engraved pavers are available for purchase from the Veterans Memorial Council. The pavers cost $300 each and help fund the initial construction and 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. 

Pavers ordered by May 14 will be installed and engraved in time for the ceremony on May 28. 

Learn more or purchase a paver