Memorial Day weekend events

  • Updated: May 26, 2012 - 7:29 PM

SUNDAY

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Minn., 1:30 p.m. Keynote speakers Gen. Richard Nash, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The Richfield Symphonic Band and Water Into Wine of Little Falls will perform.

MONDAY

Acacia Park Cemetery, 2151 Pilot Knob Road, Mendota Heights, 10 a.m. Maj. Gen. Gene Andreotti, retired, will speak. Service will include music and military honors. Cookies and refreshments after the service. www.acaciaparkcemetery.org.

B'nai Emet Cemetery, W. 72 St. and Penn Av. S., Richfield, will be closed on Memorial Day in observance of Shavout.

Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Av., St. Paul, 10 a.m. Mass with the Rev. Kevin McDonough, rain or shine, at cemetery. 651-228-9991 or go to www.catholic-cemeteries.org.

Eagan Tribute & Memorial Plaza, Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan, 2 p.m. A service remembering military, police and fire personnel, hosted by Eagan American Legion. Refreshments to follow. 651-683-9880.

Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial, Veterans Memorial at Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, 11 a.m. For more information, go to www.edenprairieveterans.com.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Av. S., Minneapolis., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Women service members and veterans are invited to participate. Participants will assemble on Mallon Road halfway between flagpole and staging area, with "Women Veterans of Minnesota" banner.

Gethsemane Cemetery, 8151 42nd Av. N., New Hope, 10 a.m. mass with Bishop Lee A. Piche, rain or shine, at cemetery. 651-228-9991 or go to www.catholic-cemeteries.org.

Historic Fort Snelling, a living timeline of military life through history, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costumed staff and re-enactors will interpret eras of military history. $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6 for ages 6-17, free for 5 and under.

Historic John H. Stevens House Museum, birthplace of Minneapolis, in Minnehaha Falls Park, 4901 Minnehaha Av., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Historic games for kids and adults; entertainment, refreshments, free tours of house. 612-827-0138 or go to www.john stevenshouse.org.

Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Av. S., Minneapolis, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Soldiers Memorial. Gov. Mark Dayton will speak, followed by gospel quartet led by Robert Robinson, Minneapolis Police Band and dove release. Free. Call 612-822-2171 or go to www.lakewoodcem metery.com.

Memorial Day Pow-wow, Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Onamia, Minn., noon to 5 p.m. Outdoor event is free, but museum has entry fee. Hosted by AmVets Post 53, call 320-532-3632 for more information.

Memorial Day Program broadcast live from 6 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Twin Cities News Talk Radio AM 1130.

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, 2925 Cedar Av. S., Minneapolis, 9 a.m. Minnesota Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812 ceremony honoring brothers Walter and John Carpenter, marking 200th anniversary of War of 1812. Traditional Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker 1st Sgt. (ret.) Steven Chapman, U.S. Army. Music by Seward Community Concert Band.

Minnesota Veterans Home, 5101 Minnehaha Av. S., Minneapolis, 2 p.m. Ceremony on patio outside Chapel of Peace, Building 15.

Minnesota Veterans Home, Hastings, 1200 E. 18th St., Hastings, 9 a.m. Program will include readings, introduction of Boys Staters, recognition of Gold Star Mothers and prayers.

Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial, State Capitol grounds, St. Paul, 3 p.m. March of Color Guards, speakers, music and singing, sponsored by Anoka Chapter 470 Vietnam Veterans of America. 763-323-1336.

Mound Cemetery of Brooklyn Center, 3515 69th Av. N., Brooklyn Center, 11 a.m. Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary "Now and Then" celebration, moderated by Mike Binkley of WCCO. Civil War re-enactment with musket volley and fife and drum music by First Regiment of Minnesota Volunteer Infantry re-enactors. Band of Praise will perform. 952-935-0954 or go to www.moundcemetery.com.

Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Av. S., Mendota Heights, 10 a.m. Mass with Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, rain or shine, at cemetery. 651-228-9991 or go to www.catholic-cemeteries.org.

St. Anthony's Cemetery, 2729 Central Av. NE., Minneapolis, 10 a.m. mass with the Rev. Earl C. Simonson at cemetery. In rain, mass will be at Church of St. Clement, 911 24th Av. NE., Minneapolis. 651-228-9991 or go to www.catholic-cemeteries.org.

St. Mary's Cemetery, 4403 Chicago Av., Minneapolis, 10 a.m. Mass with Father Joseph Gillespie, rain or shine, at cemetery. 651-228-9991 or go to catholic-cemeteries.org.

Union Cemetery, 2505 E. Minnehaha Av., Maplewood, 10 a.m. Patriotic address by Vietnam veteran Gary Stucci, live music by Lakewood Salvation Temple Band. 651-739-0466 or go to UnionCemeteryMN.org.

Washburn-McReavy Dawn Valley Memorial Park, 9940 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, 11:30 a.m. Program sponsored by Everett McClay VFW Post 1296 and Earl C. Hill American Legion Post 550. William Sullivan will speak on War & Remembrance. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. 952-941-7686 for more information.

MAY 30

Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker Raleen Tolzmann, American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota first vice president. Music by Lonny Carpenter and honor guard by Luverne American Legion Post 123 and VFW Post 2757.

JUNE 3

Memorial Day and Holocaust Remembrance, 10:30 a.m., Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, 3740 Winnetka Ave. N., Crystal. All veterans' graves will be decorated with U.S. flags; Holocaust survivors' graves will be decorated with Shoah flags.

 

 

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