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Missoula ceremony to mark Veterans Day

Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 14:32:20-05

MISSOULA — Veterans Day will be marked in on Tuesday with a ceremony at the Missoula County Courthouse.

The American Legion Post 27 Color Guard will present the colors and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 209 Honor Guard will fire the three volley salute followed by the playing of Taps.

A prayer will be said by a representative of the American Legion in front of the Doughboy Statue.

Invited to stand with the American Legion and VFW is the ROTC at the University of Montana, the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Order, the Boy Scouts of America and the Missoula Civil Air Patrol.

A special remembrance will be spoken for American Legion leader John Angwin who died on Oct. 25.

Organizers say the short service will take place at the Doughboy Statue at 11 a.m.

People who plan to attend the ceremony should dress warmly and bring face masks.

The following groups will take part in the event:

  • Members of the American Legion Post 27 Color Guard
  • Members of the VFW Post 209 Honor Guard
  • Members of Knights of Columbus Patriotic Order, 4th Degree
  • Members of ROTC at University of Montana
  • Members of Missoula Civil Air Patrol
  • Members of Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Members of Boy Scouts of America