Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Remembering & honoring

Hundreds gathered at the new "Tribute & Memorial Plaza" in Eagan's Central Park on Monday for Eagan's first annual Memorial Day Observance. American Legionnaire Tom Mullon led the program and WWII veteran Charles Hedges gave the Pledge of Allegiance. Miss Minnesota 2009 Brooke Kilgarriff sang the National Anthem followed by Fire Department Chaplain Bruce Ruggles' invocation. Mayor Mike Maguire gave a welcome and special remembrances came from Police Chief Jim McDonald, Fire Chief Mike Scott, Lt. Co. (Ret.) Joe Repya and former Senator Jim Carlson. Wayne and Gwen Olsen, whose solider son died in Iraq, presented a beautiful floral wreath. TAPS were played by bugle before the colors were retrieved.

12 comments:

  1. Very nice. Just too bad that in every generation there are new fallen soldiers to remember.

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  2. Respect for those fallen soldiers...

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  3. It was a very memorable afternoon for Eagan. It was good to see so many people attend. Thanks Leif for being part of it.

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  4. Kudos for Eagen! It was a memorable day for many!

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  5. Oh, too bad the sun didn't shine. Maybe next year!

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Love this photo of the ceremony!

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  7. Traurige Angelegenheit! Aber Sie werden nicht vergessen und das ist gut so!
    Herzliche Grüsse S+G

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  8. It's a sombre day, but so good to honor and remember all who sacrifice so much.

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  9. I guess it was quite a day all over the country. Fitting!

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