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75th Pearl Harbor Ceremony Live Streamed Across Minnesota

12/7/2016 5:00:00 AM

MDVA and Pearl Harbor 75th Logos

December 7, 2016
Anna Long
(651) 757-1536
(651) 263-2640 cell


The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad and Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs are hosting a special 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Ceremony at the Minnesota History Center on Dec. 7. This event is to acknowledge “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” and honor those who gave their lives that day, but also remember those who live on to tell the story of that inauspicious day. Survivor of Pearl Harbor, Richard Thill who was a Shipman on the USS Ward, will be an honorary guest for the event. Pearl Harbor Veteran Victor Paradis will also be in attendance.

Please note: The location of the event has been changed to the Minnesota History Center this year. Free parking will be available in the History Center lot, and there is no cost to attend the ceremony. The program will also be live-streamed at – schools, Veteran posts and citizens from across the state are expected to watch live.

For more 75th Anniversary events at the History Center and around Minnesota, visit our event calendar.


Confirmed Speakers and Program Participants:

  • Richard Thill, Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Remarks and Proclamation, Governor Dayton 
  • Remarks by Brigadier General (Ret.) Joseph Kelly
  • Ft. Snelling Nat’l Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad
  • National Anthem, Chief Albright
  • 34th Red Bull Band—Brass Quartet


Wednesday, December 7, 10 a.m.


Notice of Change from previous year:
3M Auditorium, Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55102


Events at Minnesota History Center
75th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tolling of the Boats: Pearl Harbor Edition
1 p.m.
3M Auditorium, Minnesota History Center

Marc Wortman - Leading up to Pearl Harbor
3:30 p.m.
Minnesota History Center

Dave Kenney, author of Minnesota Goes to War
7 p.m.
Minnesota History Center


About the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five State Veterans Homes,  MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veteran’s preference. For more information visit or call 1-(888)-LinkVet.

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