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Red, White and Blue Roses!

It’s time to put the memorial back in Memorial Day. After nearly a decade of the War on Terror, Rose Festival is ready to ‘Remember’ those who have given their lives for this country, and to salute those who are serving today. Monday offers a full schedule of great Memorial Day events, featuring music, cannons and even an important moment of silence.

The Danner Memorial Day March steps off at 1:30 p.m. from Ankeny and SW Naito Parkway. People are invited to join and walk with the Patriotic Citizens entry or to simply line up along Naito outside the CityFair fence and do what Americans love to do on Memorial Day: Cheer! The March is followed by a 45-minute Commemoration Ceremony presented by TriWest Health Care Alliance capped off with a jet flyover and 21-gun salute. A full schedule of the day’s activities can be found HERE.

The special concerts and the Commemoration Ceremony will be located inside the RoZone at CityFair, just north of Salmon Springs. RoZone activities are free to the pubic on Memorial Day.