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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 Wente

South Washington County veterans, residents observe Memorial Day

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South Washington County veterans, residents observe Memorial Day
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

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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