Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Veterans Day program Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Each year, Americans set aside Nov. 11 to honor the veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Services, past and present, in peacetime and in war.

Advertisement
Advertisement

In Detroit Lakes, the local American Legion and VFW posts take turns hosting the program, according to Post 15 Legion Commander Bud Larson. This year is the Legion's turn.

The festivities will begin Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, where there will be a memorial for all deceased veterans.

For the remainder of the morning and afternoon, members of the Detroit Lakes American Legion will be visiting the four major nursing home facilities in Becker County -- Emmanuel Community, St. Mary's Nursing Center, Frazee Care Center and Sunnyside Care Center -- to honor the veterans who are residents there.

The day will conclude with an open house for all veterans and their families at John Bridges American Legion Post 15 in Detroit Lakes, from 5-7 p.m.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement