Events / Memorial Day

Each Memorial Day, a program is hosted in Minnesota Square Park in St. Peter. The hour-long ceremony blends music, speeches, and traditions such as the placing of the wreathes to honor those who have sacrificed greatly.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the free Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance in Minnesota Square Park at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27. It is a day we honor and remember those service men and women who laid down their lives to protect our freedoms. A solemn processional led by the St. Peter American Legion Color Guard and the Govenaires will begin near the Nicollet County Courthouse around 10:15am and slowly walk in the southbound lane of Hwy 169 to Minnesota Square Park. The program includes:

- The National Anthem
- Invocation
- Welcome
- Musical Selections
- Memorial Day Address
- Reading of Honor Wall Names on the
St. Peter Area Veterans Memorial
- Placing of the Memorial Wreath
- Firing Squad Salute
- Silver Taps
Following the ceremony in Minnesota Square Park, everyone is invited to the Mill Pond Boat Landing behind City Hall for an Honors ceremony for those lost or buried at sea. A light lunch will be served at the Legion following the ceremony.
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