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American Legion Halls and historical society host events honoring veterans

Northern Marion County residents can join in honoring and remembering U.S. military veterans at ceremonies in Woodburn, Mount Angel and St. Paul this Memorial Day, May 28.

Woodburn

American Legion Woodburn Post 46 will host a Memorial Day ceremony May 28, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The event takes place at the Belle Passi Cemetery by the "Old Soldier" monument.

There will be a reading of the names of deceased veterans, and placing of U.S. flags at veteran burial sites. The program includes prayer, flag raising and the national anthem, Taps, a rifle salute, and a possible flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard.

Mount Angel

In Mount Angel, American Legion Post 89 will host a march from the Legion Hall at 740 E. College St. to the Calvary Cemetery on Main Street at 9:10 a.m. May 28.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the cemetery, which begins with Mass, followed by reading of the names of deceased veterans and military music by a citizen band. Taps will be performed, and there may be a flyover by the Air National Guard.

The ceremony will conclude with a march back to the Legion Hall, where refreshments will be served.

St. Paul

The public is invited to the St. Paul Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. May 28 for a special Memorial Day ceremony.

This year's program will include a history of the 1848 Cayuse Indian Wars and recognition of St. Paul soldiers of those wars by David Rebner.

As in past Memorial Day ceremonies, there will be the invocation by Monsignor Gregory Moys, a welcome by Mayor Kim Wallis, presentation of the colors, laying of a wreath to honor all for their service, military service members' roll call and music by St. Paul schoolchildren.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating. The event will be held rain or shine.

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