Please join the Anoka American Legion Edward B. Cutter Post 102 on Monday, May 27th, for a Memorial Day Service to honor and remember those who have served our country. The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the new Riverfront Memorial Park just north of Anoka City Hall (2201 2nd Ave.). This new park includes many features from the former Veterans Memorial, plus new features including a Walk of Honor. The North Suburban Concert Band will perform on the new stage and there will be student recitations, a guest speaker, and laying of the wreaths.
With limited bleacher seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to allow for more seating. Parking is available at Anoka City Hall, on the street and in the municipal parking ramp. Parking on 2nd Avenue will be reserved for handicap accessible. Please call the Anoka American Legion with any questions at 763-421-0883.
From the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the National Memorial Day Concert is a 90-minute performance of remembrance dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Dedicated to Gold Star Families, watch the entire performance, courtesy of PBS, at


Today, Sat., May 18, 2019 is Armed Forces Day, which is part of National Military Appreciation Month. During May, we recognize six different commemorations of our armed services: Loyalty Day, VE Day (the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945), Armed Forces Day, Military Spouses Day and Memorial Day. In 1999, the late Sen. John McCain introduced legislation to designate May as National Military Appreciation Month. For the sake of remembering the value of those men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, this single effort may be the best act of service Senator McCain achieved. Unfortunately, there are many Americans who do not even realize there is such a day, or even an entire month, to honor those men and women in the military.