Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  Rochester’s annual Memorial Day program will be held at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. There will be a parade preceding the ceremony.

It is scheduled to begin at 9:45 AM Monday at Central Park and make its way down 4th Ave NW/SW to the memorial. The program is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM.

A Rochester grocery store is also holding an event Monday to benefit the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

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The Hy-Vee store on 37th St NW will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and soda from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will help support the perpetual care fund of the memorial.

Earlier this year, there was a “changing of the guard” involving the memorial.

Wayne Stillman decided to step down as President of the SFVM. He had served in that position since its formation in 1995.

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He will remain on the board as President Emeritus. Stillman was succeeded by Lonnie Hebl, who has been associated with the Memorial committee for 20 years.

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