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Annual Memorial Day Service – Crosslake
May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The annual Memorial Day service will be 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Outdoor Worship Center on Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake with gates opening at 9:15 a.m.
The outdoor worship area is in compliance with the current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and practices for the service to comply with regulations.
Pastors Kristin Oltmann and Kurt Hagestuen will preside. Attendees are asked to stay in their vehicles during the entire service and practice social distancing.
This yearly service honors and remembers deceased military veterans who served the country. The service includes featured guest speaker Susan Edwards, post commander for the Billie Brown Post No. 627 in Nisswa. She served in the United States Air Force as a law enforcement K-9 handler and is currently serving as Sixth District Adjutant and chairwoman of the Department Law and Order Committee.
A graduate of the National American Legion College, she is a proponent for female veterans, an active Legion Rider, served on the Children and Youth Committee at the 2019 national Legion convention and serves as editor of the Sixth District newsletter. She has recently been endorsed for department chaplain by her home post and the Sixth District executive committee. Edwards and her husband Paul (current Sixth District commander and Army and Air Force veteran) are both retired from Boeing Co. and have a son currently serving in the United States Army.
The service will also feature a contingent of the American Legion Color Guard from the Crosslake post firing an honorary salute to the dead, patriotic songs, taps and a flyover by the North Star Squadron. Recognition of veterans and military families will also be part of this very special day of remembrance.
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