Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2005

Memorial Day activities set

May 26, 2005

The De Soto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6654 will have a Memorial Day ceremony at De Soto Cemetery to honor past and present members of the county's armed forces.

Post Commander Doug Bedford said the ceremony would be at 11 a.m. Monday at the flag poles at the cemetery. The ceremony would include a 21-gun salute from the post's honor guard, a short prayer for the sacrifice of veterans past and present and a reef presentation.

"It should be a nice service," Bedford said. "It won't last very long, but it should be very nice."

The VFW and local Boy Scouts will decorate the city for the week with the placement of flags Saturday morning in sconces along Penner Avenue and 83rd Street.

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