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South Washington County veterans, residents observe Memorial Day

Bagpiper Neal Heurung, of Cottage Grove, plays "Amazing Grace" during a Memorial Day observance at Atkinson Cemetery on East Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove. Also pictured is American Legion Post 98 Honor Guard member John Wright (center) and Cmdr. Dave Conrad of Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente1 / 5
American Legion Post 98 Honor Guard members hold their rifles as they wait to fire their three-volley salute during a Memorial Day observance in Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente2 / 5
American Legion Post 98 members Bob Beskar (left), of Cottage Grove, and John Wright, of St. Paul Park, hold the flags during a Memorial Day observance at St. Paul Park's Veterans Park. A wreath also was laid beneath the park memorial flags. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente3 / 5
American flags and veteran stars dotted the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church cemetery in St. Paul Park, where there are 144 military veterans buried. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente4 / 5
John Wright, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, takes part in a rifle salute during a Memorial Day observance at Atkinson Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente5 / 5

Military veterans and area residents turned out Monday to observe Memorial Day in south Washington County parks and cemeteries.

Members of the American Legion Post 98 and Voiture 33 (40/8) in St. Paul Park and the Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 visited the Grey Cloud Cemetery, the Mississippi River, Atkinson Cemetery, St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Newport Cemetery, Red Rock Cemetery, Old Cottage Grove Cemetery, Basswood Cemetery in Denmark Township and Levitt Cemetery, along with St. Paul Park's Veterans Park.

Deceased veterans names were read, "Taps" was played and a prayer was read at each stop.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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