WAYZATA — Rain didn’t stop Wayzata’s Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dozens attended to show their support of those who have died in combat, shielding themselves from the downpour with umbrellas, rain ponchos and hats at Heritage Park. Josie Peters, 6, of Minnetonka found refuge in her father’s rain coat while saying a prayer.
“It’s a little soggy, but we’re glad to be here,” her father, Tim Peters said of the event. The event was put on by the Wayzata American Legion Post 118.
Plymouth commemorates Memorial Day
The city of Plymouth honored veterans and fallen service members at an event on Friday, May 24, at Plymouth City Hall. The ceremony, which was moved inside due to rain, featured a presentation of the colors by the Heinzen-Ditter VFW Post 5903 and comments from Mayor Jeff Wosje, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Vice President Jennifer Rodgers, retired Col. Terry W. Branham and Lt. Col. Dan Pulju.
Wayzata High School junior Erin Anderson read the poem “In Flanders Fields” and Armstrong High School senior Oliver Foreman sang “America the Beautiful.”
The event was put on by Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, the city of Plymouth, Heinzen-Ditter VFW Post 5903 and other community groups.