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.

Click the following link for a photo gallery of Memorial Day in Minnesota Square Park: 

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Below are details about the Monday, May 30, 2016 event.

Memorial Day 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:30 AM

Minnesota Square Park, St. Peter 

Master of Ceremonies:  Bill Kastens, Post Adjutant, American Legion William R. Witty Post 37, St. Peter, MN

The National Anthem:  St. Peter High School Band, Dave Haugh, Director

Invocation: CH (CPT) Stephanie Christoffels, 1st Battalion 125th Artillery

Welcome: Chuck Zieman, Mayor, City of St. Peter

Comments:  Ron Haugen, Commander, American Legion William
R. Witty Post 37  

You’re a Grand Old Flag/America the Beautiful, arranged by Mike Story:  St. Peter High School Band, Dave Haugh, Director

Battle of the Republic, God Bless the USA, St. Peter High School Band

Memorial Day Address:  Dr. George Komaridis, ASC Psychological Services

Patriotic musical tribute:  Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps, John Mayer, Director

Reading of the Honor Wall Names: Heather Redimius-Tollefson

Placing of the wreath:   Post # 37 Auxiliary President Heidi Wenner and Auxiliary Secretary Kathy Witty

Benediction: CH (CPT) Stephanie Christoffels, 1st Battalion 125th Artillery

American Legion Memorial Firing Squad:  First Sergeant Bernie Thieman, MN Army National Guard (Ret., Commanding)

Silver Taps:  Govenaires

 Memorial Day Color Guard:  Ron Davis,
Sergeant at Arms, American Legion, William R.Witty Post 37

Following the program in the park there will be honors for the people lost or buried at sea:  Highway 99 Bridge over the Minnesota River.

Thank you to the Govenaires for furnishing the sound equipment, St. Peter Sons of the American Legion, Nicollet county Veteran’s Service Office, and the St. Peter City Park department.

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