Metro-area Veterans Day events

  • Updated: November 9, 2013 - 6:34 PM

SUNDAY

HISTORIC FORT SNELLING: A free Veterans Day Remembrance at 3 p.m. at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. A program of music played during U.S. war times, both at home and in war zones, with songs from the Revolutionary War to the present.

MAHTOMEDI: The Mahtomedi Yellow Ribbon Network will sponsor an Honor Flight movie presentation at 1 p.m. at Mahtomedi High School, 8000 75th St. N.

ST. CLOUD: Veterans Day Parade, 1 p.m., starting on the west side of the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Health Care System campus, 4801 Veterans Drive, crossing 44th Avenue and ending at Apollo High School. Afterward, parade participants and spectators are invited to gather in Apollo’s Commons for a brief social.

WAYZATA: “Plant a Flag for Freedom.” The Lake Minnetonka Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its second annual Veterans Day salute from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Heritage Park, Wayzata Boulevard and Hwy. 101. There will be a patriotic ceremony at noon and flags will be provided.

 

MONDAY

APPLE VALLEY: The fourth annual Veterans Day Recognition Assembly to honor local veterans will be held at Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, beginning with a social hour at 8:15 a.m.; a recognition assembly begins at 9 a.m.

BURNSVILLE: Veterans and parents are invited to a Veterans Day program at 2:15 p.m. at Vista View Elementary School, 13109 County Road 5. The theme is “Freedom is a Treasure,” and students will sing patriotic songs and read poetry.

CHATFIELD: Veterans Day flag presentation by the VFW at 9 a.m. at Chatfield Elementary School, 11555 Hillside Drive SE.

CHISHOLM: A Veterans Day program will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chisholm High School auditorium, 301 4th St. SW.

FERGUS FALLS: “Coffee With A Veteran” Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. at the Fergus Falls Veterans Home, 1821 North Park St. All veterans are invited to attend. At 2 p.m., there will be a Veterans Day program in the dining room with speaker Eric Marts, a radio host and Iraq veteran.

FOREST LAKE: A Veterans Day program at 6 p.m. at Forest Lake American Legion, 355 W. Broadway Av., with a speaker, rifle salute and taps. A free light supper will follow the service.

GOLDEN VALLEY: General Mills headquarters, 1 General Mills Blvd., will hold a Veterans Day program, “Honoring Our Heroes,” beginning at 3:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, speaking on “Uncommon Valor: The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice and Leadership.”

HASTINGS: A Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Minnesota Veterans Home, 1200 18th St. East.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS: The official state Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Av. It will include Gov. Mark Dayton; Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito; Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard; and other officials. Free community breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

LUVERNE: A Veterans Day program at 2:30 p.m. in the dining room at the Minnesota Veterans Home, 1300 North Kniss Av., with message delivered by Chaplain Wendell Brenneman.

MAPLE LAKE: Veterans Day programs will be held at 9 and 10 a.m. at Maple Lake High School auditorium, 200 Hwy. 55 E. Free lunch will be provided for all veterans at the V Restaurant in Maple Lake.

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