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Pride St. Louis will have an addition to it this year, a long awaited and well deserved addition, we might add. There will be a Military presence at Pride this year. Since Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) has been lifted, and President Obama has made it a law, that everyone, including members of the LGBT community are allowed to serve openly in the armed forces, we thought it was time to represent at Pride.
Steve Zeiger is the Military Liaison with The LGBT Center of St. Louis and is working with many folks around the city to make this event very special and one of a kind. We are having a wreath laying ceremony on opening day of Pride at the Soldiers Memorial, downtown, Saturday, June 29th at 1100. We will have the posting of the colors. (flags) as well. There will be a band playing Taps and an arrangement of music appropriate for the military occasion.
On Sunday, the day of the parade, members of the military, active duty, guard and reserve, and the VA Hospital on Grand will be participating. The parade with start at 1100 too. Please be in attendance on both days to show support and respect for your community members who have served and have paid the ultimate price to preserve the freedoms of this great nation for ALL to be free.
The Soldiers Memorial will be lit in the rainbow Pride colors. The curator of the museum, Lynnea Magnuson said we can keep the wreath and the lighting up all weekend.
Steve is working with Sarah Sanders at the VA Hospital on Grand, getting them involved in organizing the veterans from all branches to participate.
On Sunday, the colors will be leading the active duty, Guard and Reserve and behind us will be the Veterans who have served.