May 26, 2022

Kristy Janigo Speaks at Osseo Maple Grove American Legion Memorial Day Observances

Osseo Maple Grove American Legion Post 172 chose one of its newer members, Kristy Janigo, to deliver remarks. She served in the Army National Guard from 2000 to 2006 as a Water Purification Specialist. She followed in the footsteps of her Grandpa Roland who served in the Army in Okinawa during WWII and her Uncle Ron who served in the South Dakota Army National Guard during the Vietnam War years. “I kept the family legacy of Army service alive in my generation,” said Janigo.

Images of Kristy Janigo on Memorial Day 2022

Janigo shipped to Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, a mere two weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Her military job can be described as operating a city water treatment plant that fits on a 30-foot truck bed. She left the military at the rank of E-5 sergeant.

The two Memorial Day ceremonies were held May 30 — one in Osseo and a second in Maple Grove. The Osseo ceremony was at 10 a.m. at the post. The Maple Grove ceremony started at noon and was held at the Maple Grove Veterans Memorial in Central Park.

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