Veterans Day events

  • Updated: November 11, 2011 - 6:50 AM
TODAY
 
APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: A program from 9-9:50 a.m. Friday in the school gym, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. Veterans and active military personnel in the Dakota County area are invited to take part.
 
BLOOMINGTON -- KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics will play for a Veterans Day swing dance and patriotic musical salute at 8 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1114 W. American Blvd., Bloomington. Veterans are encouraged to wear uniforms. Tickets are $9.
 
BURNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL: Program featuring retired Lt. Col. Joe Repya, plus music and recognition of veterans, who are invited to attend. 10:20 and 11:40 a.m. Friday at the school's senior campus at Diamondhead Education Center.
 
BURNSVILLE - GIDEON POND ELEMENTARY: Burnsville police chief Bob Hawkins, a veteran, will speak at a program at 9 a.m. Friday, and first-graders will perform patriotic songs. 613 E. 130th St., Burnsville.
 
BURNSVILLE - SKY OAKS ELEMENTARY: Students' parents who are in the military will speak during a program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friday. 100 E. 134th St., Burnsville.
 
BURNSVILLE - VISTA VIEW ELEMENTARY: A program with music at 2:15 p.m. Friday, with patriotic music by second-grade students. 13109 County Road 5, Burnsville.
 
CANBY HIGH SCHOOL: A program honoring veterans at 10 a.m. Friday at the high school, located on 1st Street W. in Canby, Minn., followed by a lunch for veterans and their spouses at Clark-Hanson VFW Post 117. 507-223-7261
 
CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL: A concert featuring brass and organ music honoring military and fallen heroes, at 1 p.m. Friday at the cathedral, 239 Selby Av. in St. Paul. 651-228-1766 or www.cathedral saintpaul.org
 
DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: Program at noon Friday featuring 1st Lt. Nathan Grams of the Minnesota National Guard, a two-time combat veteran in Iraq and current Metropolitan State University student and father of two. Dunwoody College, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis.
 
EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL: Veterans are invited to a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Friday followed by a school-wide assembly at 9 a.m. at the school, located at 4185 Braddock Trail. 651-683- 6900
 
EAGAN -- RAHN ELEMENTARY: A program at 9 a.m. Friday featuring songs by kindergarten and first-grade students, a skit and student-created banners in honor of veterans who are members of students' families. Rahn Elementary, 4424 Sandstone Drive in Eagan.
 
HASTINGS -- MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME: Program at 2 p.m. Friday featuring singing by some residents of the home. Minnesota Veterans Home, 1200 E. 18th St., Hastings.
 
LUVERNE -- MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME: Program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with retired Maj. Dave Haugom of the Army National Guard as speaker. 1300 N. Kniss Av., Luverne.
 
MAPLE PLAIN -- NORTHSIDE PARK: A tribute to veterans at 4 p,m. Friday at Northside Park, located at Budd Avenue and Independence Street in Maple Plain. Sponsored by Paul Stinson Post 514 of the American Legion and Auxiliary.
 
MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME: Program at 2 p.m. Friday featuring guest speaker Col. Rodney Gerdes. Minnesota Veterans Home, Building 15, 5101 Minnehaha Av. S., Minneapolis.
 
NEW PRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL: "Bring a Veteran To School Day" from 8:30-11 a.m. Friday. Veterans are invited for a social hour and then to stay for a panel discussion with students and to be recognized during the school's Veterans Day program. 221 12th St. NE., New Prague. 952-465-9716
 
RAMSEY VA CLINIC: The new VA Clinic at 7545 Veterans Drive in Ramsey will be dedicated in a ceremony from 1-2 p.m. Friday. Following the ceremony, which is open to the public, tours of the clinic will be offered.
 
SABATHANI COMMUNITY CENTER: A program and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday honoring veterans and those who support them. Barb O'Reilly, director of Women Veteran and Employment Initiatives and an Afghanistan veteran, will speak. 310 E. 38th St., Minneapolis. 651-266-2536
 
SAVAGE - MARION W. SAVAGE ELEMENTARY: A program at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Veterans are encouraged to attend wearing the colors of their branch of the military. 4819 W. 126th St., Savage.
 
SILVER BAY - MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME: Program at 11 a.m. Friday, with a prime rib and shrimp lunch at 12:30 p.m. Minnesota Veterans Home, 45 Banks Blvd., Silver Bay.
 
STATE CAPITOL - VETERANS FOR PEACE: The Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of Veterans for Peace will hold an Armistice Day bell-ringing ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at 11 a.m. Friday near the Veterans Service building at the south end of the State Capitol grounds. A program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with music and readings, followed by the bell ringing at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the century. The tolling will be followed by the release of 11 peace doves. 612-821-9141.
 
ST. ANTHONY: The new St. Anthony Area Veterans Memorial, created by a committee of local residents with the help of funding raised by local civic groups, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Friday at the memorial, located at 3401 Silver Lake Road in St. Anthony.
 
ST. JOHN IN THE WILDERNESS EPISCOPAL CEMETERY: A program at 2 p.m. Friday at the cemetery, at the intersection of White Bear Avenue and South Shore Boulevard in White Bear Lake. 651-429-5351 or stjohnwilderness.org
 
ST. PAUL - METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY: The Metropolitan State Veterans Network will host a Remembrance Day National Roll Call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, part of an event occurring simultaneously at nearly 100 schools across the country, with readers reading the names of the more than 6,200 fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Metropolitan State University's St. Paul campus courtyard, 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul.
 
STILLWATER VETERANS MEMORIAL: A ceremony at noon Friday at the memorial at Third and Pine Streets in Stillwater. Speaker will be Pete Orput, Washington County attorney, and Medal of Honor recipients will be honored. www.stillwater veteransmemorial.org
 
WAYZATA'S HERITAGE PARK: A program organized by local residents to honor "those who protect and serve" at 11 a.m. Friday. Heritage Park is located across from Colonial Square in Wayzata. www.wayzata.org or 763-553-7818
 
WILLMAR WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM: A program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with guest speaker Capt. Andrea Bond, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot who has served a tour of duty in Iraq. At noon Saturday, Vietnam veteran Ron Mackedanz will receive the Silver Star for his service in Vietnam; a reception will follow the ceremony. From 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, thousands of military items from the Civil War era through today -- including uniforms, medals, field gear and an authentic Civil War cannon -- will be on display at the auditorium. Willmar War Memorial Auditorium is located at 311 6th St. SW., Willmar. www.usmhc.org
 
WOODBURY LIONS VETERANS MEMORIAL: A program with members of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 3 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial on the Woodbury City Hall grounds, 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury.
 
SATURDAY
 
DAKOTA COUNTY HERITAGE LIBRARY: A program to honor local veterans and hear their stories, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive in Lakeville. Speakers will include a Vietnam War veteran and the father of an injured Afghanistan veteran. 952-891-0362 or www.dakotacounty.us/library
 
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: A patriotic concert by the 451st U.S. Army Band at 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 20655 Flagstaff Av., Farmington. www.face book.com/451starmyband
 
RICHFIELD - VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK: The 2011 "Shrapnel Happens 5K" is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, circling Veterans Memorial Park at 6335 Portland Av. in Richfield. Registration is $30-$35, with proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. www.shrapnelhappens.zap event.com
 
SUNDAY
 
BROOKLYN PARK - VFW: An "Honor Our Veterans" pancake breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Palmer Lake VFW, 2817 Brookdale Drive in Brooklyn Park. All-you-can-eat pancakes. Veterans eat free. $5 for others. 763-560-3720
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