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Minnesota Veterans Cemetery - Memorial Day Ceremony

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Tags: Events, State Veterans Cemetery

StateVeteransCemeteryMemorialDayOn Sunday May 26th, the State Veterans Cemetery hosted their annual Memorial Day Service sponsored by the Minnesota State Veterans Memorial Association. The event had a great turnout with 1,200 people in attendance. The ceremony began with a musical piece from the Richfield Symphonic Band and was officially started by the traditional Parade of Flags. The parade colors  were carried by representatives from different Veterans organizations.


25 Veterans' Voices Award

Posted on May 01, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Tags: Events

25 Veterans' Voices AwardIn the spirit of celebrating the accomplishments of Minnesota Veterans, the Humanities Center will host an unprecedented event that celebrates 25 Veterans' Voices to recognize the next great generation. The 25 Veterans' Voices Award will highlight Veterans who have made exceptional contributions to the community, in business, health care, public safety, education, the arts, government or any other endeavor which merits recognition. These rising stars have not merely returned to civilian life but are thriving and giving back to their Minnesota communities.


Desk of the Commissioner - May

Posted on May 01, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Tags: Commissioner, Events

Commissioner ShellitoAcross the generations – and across the centuries – Americans have answered the call to duty and many paid the ultimate price.  Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory and service of all Veterans and military who have given their lives in the service of this country. No greater sacrifice could ever be asked of an individual. The service of these Veterans has impacted the life of every single citizen of this great nation. It is for that sacrifice that I salute my fallen comrades.

There is no observance in America more somber than Memorial Day.  In events held across America this Memorial Day weekend, people will gather in small towns and big cities for one purpose: to remember our fallen, pay homage to their sacrifice and courage, and to recognize the selflessness of military service.



Ride for Healing

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Tags: Events

Ride for HealingThe 2013 Veterans of Foreign Wars MN State Commanders project is “Ride for Healing.” The State Commander Lee Ulferts is a Vietnam Veteran, and has chosen this as a fundraising event for the Vietnam Education Center in Washington DC. Vietnam Veterans will be recognized throughout the state. It is his passion and belief the out-state Minnesota Vietnam Veterans have never had the chance to be recognized and honored for their service. This will be an attempt to provide them with that honor and to welcome them home and give them a chance for the healing of all the hurts they have carried these many years. It will also give the public a chance to contribute to this cause in their honor as the caravan travels through the state.



Minnesota Twins Honor Vietnam Veterans on 50th Anniversary of the War

Posted on April 03, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Tags: Events

MN Twins Honor Vietnam VetsThis year marks the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. On March 29, in recognition of Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Day, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and the Minnesota Twins announced a partnership to honor Vietnam Veterans. In April, June and September, more than 30 Minnesota Vietnam Veterans will raise the American Flag at the start of Minnesota Twins baseball games. MDVA Commissioner Larry Shellito, a Vietnam Veteran will kick off the partnership by raising the flag at the April 3 game.



Veterans Take the Hill

Posted on April 02, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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Saluting Flag
Minnesota Veterans took to Minnesota’s Capitol Hill in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 12 in an effort to lobby for important issues presented on the 2013 Minnesota legislative agenda.

Veterans Day on the Hill is a yearly initiative sponsored by the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, the United Veterans Legislative Council and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. This unified event is an effort to bring all Veterans together and meet with their legislative representatives to ask for support on initiatives that impact Minnesota Veterans and their families.



Month of the Military Child

Posted on April 01, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Tags: Events

Month of the Military ChildDuring the month of April, military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces.

"Parents can register to receive a letter from the governor that recognizes military-connected youth as being our smallest heroes and offers a small token of appreciation," said Laura Groeneweg, lead youth programs coordinator for Deployment Cycle Support Family Programs.


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