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State of Minnesota Veterans Day Celebration

11/5/2019 12:00:00 PM

Nov. 5, 2019

Media Contact:
Anne Sonnee
(651) 757-1536
(651) 263-2640 cell



The Official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs invites Veterans, families, elected officials and community members to celebrate and honor all Veterans who have served this country. A free community breakfast will be served from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. prior to the start of the program at 10 a.m. To help Minnesotans commemorate Veterans Day in their communities, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has also compiled a list of Veterans Day Events happening around Minnesota.


Speakers and Program Participants:

  • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
  • Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke
  • Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen
  • Remarks from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation
  • Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville 
  • 34th Infantry Division Red Bull Band
  • Chaplain Capt. Hickory Smith
  • Vocalist SPC Daniel Heck


Monday, November 11, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  – Free Community Breakfast
10 – 11 a.m. - Program


Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) 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 Veterans employment. Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit or call 1-(888)-LinkVet for more information about benefits.

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