"Peggy Moon has had a big year, filled with highs and lows, and both extremes will surface again this weekend.
She will serve as the grand marshal in the Wild West Days parade today in her hometown of Zimmerman, and then on Monday her father’s name will be one of the local names announced during role call of recently deceased veterans at a Zimmerman American Legion tribute at Bellwood Cemetery.
Moon’s father, Elmer Kriesel, died in October at 88 in a St. Cloud nursing home. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of the family whose name anchors the Zimmerman American Legion Post 560.
So is Moon. She will be at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day to lay a wreath as part of her duties as the 98th commander of the Minnesota Department of the American Legion. She became the first female commander of the Minnesota outfit last summer and has been on a speaking circuit ever since promoting her theme of “Celebrating Courage.”' ... See MoreSee Less
Peggy Moon threw out the first pitch at the May 15 Minnesota Twins game at Target Field as the first female commander of the Minnesota Department of the American Legion. May 30th, she will be the Wild West Days parade grand marshal.