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Proctor Memorial Day observance holds special significance this year

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Published: May. 26, 2022 at 2:48 PM CDT
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PROCTOR, MN-- The annual Proctor Memorial Day observance holds a special significance this year because it marks 50 since a fatal crash.

The crash in 1971 killed Captains James Verville and Sherman Gonyea, two Proctor F-101 pilots.

In commemoration of the occasion, two F-16s from the 148th Air National Guard will conduct a fly-over of the ceremony.

58 other Proctor area service members will also be honored for giving their lives defending the country as a member of the armed forces.

A locomotive bell will ring once for each name read.

The American Legion Honor Guard will visit the six-area cemeteries to salute the departed following the observance.

The observance will be held Monday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m. outside of the Proctor Community Center.

Following the program, the American Legion Honor Guard will visit the six-area cemeteries to salute the departed.

11 a.m. Pine Hill in Midway

11:30 a.m. Augustana in Midway

12:00 p.m. Solway, Maple Grove Rd,

1:15 p.m. Twig, Industrial Road, Grand Lake

1:30 p.m. Pike Lake, Canosia

1:45 p.m. Hermantown, 5345 Morris Thomas Road

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