FD Memorial Day service will be at St. Edmond

Location changed due to forecast of rain Monday

The Memorial Day observance scheduled for Monday in Fort Dodge will be held indoors due to anticipated rain.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Edmond High School, 501 N. 22nd St.

It was previously to be at Veterans Memorial Park near Badger Lake. However, on Friday. leaders of the Fort Dodge Veterans Council checked the weather forecast and decided to move the ceremony to the school’s auditorium.

A concert of patriotic music by the Karl King Municipal Band will start the ceremony.

The band will perform several march selections composed by King, including ”Herald of Progress,” ”The Lone Crusader,” ”140th Infantry” and ”True Blue.”

Other selections will include ”Amazing Grace,” ”Beautiful America,” ”When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” ”God of Our Fathers,” ”Tribute to America,” and ”A Patriotic Salute.”

”Salute to America’s Finest” will recognize all five branches of the military. There will also be a narrated salute to the troops entitled ”How Will You Remember a Soldier?”

Navy veteran Tommy Kramer, of Fort Dodge, will be the keynote speaker. He will seek to answer the question ”Was it worth It?”

Ray Crouse will be honored as the Veteran of the Year.

Rich Lennon, a retired Army colonel from Fort Dodge, will honor the surviving veterans of World War II living in Webster County.

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