Mayor Anne Burt will present the welcoming remarks. Brigadier General Charles Kemper, a Woodbury resident and Assistant Division Commander-Support, 34th Infantry Division for the Minnesota Army National Guard, will give the Memorial Day address.
Kemper began his military career in 1987 as an enlisted soldier in the Illinois Army National Guard. While with the 34th Infantry Division, he has served in several overseas deployments in Kosovo and Kuwait, earning the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Color guards from the Woodbury High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the Patriotic Heritage Allegiant Honor Guard and Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 559 will lead the Woodbury American Legion/VFW Rifle Squad to the Veterans Memorial.
Recognize service members with paver
Engraved pavers are available for purchase from the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial. The pavers cost $300 each and help fund the ongoing maintenance of the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial site. Additional options for engraving include benches ($1,500), flag pole bases ($5,000 for the U.S. flag and $3,500 for other flags) and planters ($2,500).
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The Veterans Memorial is located just east of the Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road. Parking is available at Woodbury City Hall and additional parking is available at the Woodbury Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, and the Washington County License Center, 2150 Radio Drive. The Public Safety Building and license center parking lots can be accessed off Central Park Place, just south of Valley Creek Road, on the west side of Radio Drive. It is a short walk via paved trail to the Veterans Memorial from these locations. Please note: parking at the Public Safety Building will be restricted to the lot directly in front of the building only. Patrons should not park in the lot behind on the building or on the north end of the building, as these spots are reserved for emergency personnel only.
In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day observance will be relocated to the indoor amphitheater at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place.
The most current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines will be followed. If the status of the event changes, information will be sent through the city's communications channels.