Memorial Day 2016

 Guard members Paul, John , Steve and Craig presented the Colors at a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in St. Paul, Minnesota. Also participating in the event were members of the Knights of Colombus and the Park High School AFJROTC Color Guard and their advisor.  The officiating officer was of the Military Order of the World Wars Fort Snelling Chapter.
  The Minnesota SAR Color Guard participation was the result of a request by the Fort Snelling Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and the Colonel William Covill Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
 The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was built in 1903 and stands 53 feet high. Atop is a statue of a Civil War soldier, reportedly representing Josias King, the first Minnesota volunteer to serve in the Union Army.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument – St. Paul, Minnesota
Photo by Layna Heffron

Photo by Layna Heffron

Photo by Layna Heffron