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Crosslake Memorial Day ceremony set May 30 at cemetery

The annual ceremony is to honor and remember military veterans who sacrificed their lives defending our country. There are over 190 local veterans buried at the Pinewood Cemetery who are identified with individual American flags at their gravesites. Each veteran will be recognized individually during the ceremony.

The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500 led its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, at the Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake.
The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500 led the Memorial Day ceremony at a 2017 service at the Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake.
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CROSSLAKE — The Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500 will lead the annual Crosslake Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery.

The ceremony is to honor and remember military veterans who sacrificed their lives defending our country. There are over 190 local veterans buried at the Pinewood Cemetery who are identified with individual American flags at their gravesites. Each veteran will be recognized individually.

The public is invited to help pay tribute to the veterans. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas in case of inclement weather.

The guest speaker will be Alec Embree, who served in the Minnesota National Guard. Embree is a resident of the Eagle's Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, which houses military veterans with invisible mental scars, mostly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, to heal and return as productive members of society.

The ceremony will be begin with the raising of the flag and John Carlson singing the national anthem. It will conclude with the Post 500 Color Guard providing military honors with the traditional rifle salute and the playing of taps.

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The Crosslake Fire Department participate with its 78-foot ladder truck displaying a large American flag.

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