WOODBURY— Retired four-star Armey General Joseph Votel, 65, will be delivering the annual Woodbury Memorial Day address this year on Monday, May 29 at 11 A.M.
“Join us to honor service men and women at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday,” said the city in a released statement. “The ceremony takes place at the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial, located on the City Hall campus at 8301 Valley Creek Road.”
Mayor Anne Burt will present the welcoming remarks. Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, a St. Paul native who oversaw the U.S. war on terrorism in the Middle East, will give the Memorial Day address. Bagpipe player Lynn Ista will join color guards from the Woodbury High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the Patriotic Heritage Allegiant Honor Guard, Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 559 and veterans of former South Vietnam in leading the Woodbury American Legion/VFW Rifle Squad to the Veterans Memorial.
The Veterans Memorial is located just east of the Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road. Parking is available at Woodbury City Hall and additional parking is available at the Woodbury Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, and the Washington County License Center, 2150 Radio Drive. The Public Safety Building and license center parking lots can be accessed off Central Park Place, just south of Valley Creek Road, on the west side of Radio Drive. It is a short walk via paved trail to the Veterans Memorial from these locations. Please note: parking at the Public Safety Building will be restricted to the lot directly in front of the building only. Patrons should not park in the lot behind on the building or on the north end of the building, as these spots are reserved for emergency personnel only.
In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day observance will be relocated to the indoor amphitheater at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place.