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Memorial Day 2020
The Eden Prairie Police Department would like to thank the Reserve Unit’s Color Guard for serving at this year’s Memorial Day program at the City’s Veterans Memorial in Purgatory Creek Park. Reserve Officers Tony Ferlauto, Sandee Williams and Boyd Hesdorffer were three of several community members who helped honor our veterans at Monday’s service.
The Reserve Unit’s volunteer Color Guard has been serving the community since its inception in 2005. They ensure that all City flags are raised, lowered and displayed in accordance with proper flag etiquette and protocols at 10 municipal locations through rain, shine and blizzards. In addition, they participate in the Memorial Day program each year. From late 2005 through the end of 2019, the Reserves spent more than 2,200 hours performing 272 Color Guard ceremonies.
We are proud of our Reserve Unit Color Guard and the important role they play in helping the community recognize those who have died while serving our country.