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South Washington County veterans remembered on Memorial Day

Howard Tellin, of Cottage Grove, a member of the St. Paul Park American Legion Post 98 plays Taps at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mississippi River on Grey Cloud Island. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

South Washington County military veterans were honored during a series of short services at area cemeteries on Memorial Day.

Members of the St. Paul Park-based American Legion Post 98, Voiture 33 and the Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 visited eight cemeteries on Monday to honor fallen local veterans with an Honor Guard rifle salute and by reading their names aloud and playing Taps.

They stopped at the Mississippi River on Grey Cloud Island to lay a wreath and read the names of former local Legion members who are buried in area cemeteries and elsewhere.

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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