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Armed Forces Day ceremonies set for Saturday

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Sioux Falls VA (KELO AM file)
Sioux Falls VA (KELO AM file)

Sioux Falls, S.D. (KELO AM) - The public is invited to attend the Armed Forces Day program on Saturday, May 17, which is sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee. The event will begin with a musical prelude at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center (2501 W. 22nd St.). The ceremonies will be moved to the South Dakota Air National Guard (1201 W. Algonquin St.) if inclement weather occurs.

The ceremony includes a formal military program, a Sioux Falls Municipal Band concert and a keynote address given by Command Sgt. Major (retired) Larry Zimmerman, South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary.

During the Avenue of Flags ceremony, men and women in the Armed Forces will present American flags in ceremony. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Stars and Stripes” awards to Kyle, Rhonda Lythgoe and family and to Family Wellness for proudly displaying the American flag year-round. The Oath of Enlistment ceremony will also be conducted as South Dakota men and women are inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces. Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented to selected guardsmen/women and reservists for outstanding military and community achievement.

For more information, contact Amy M. Farr at the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 373.2013.

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