Memorial Day calendar

  • Updated: May 27, 2013 - 7:40 AM

Fort Snelling National Cemetary, Minneapolis, MN 05/22/2002 For those that wanted to avoid the crowds over the memorial day weekend, Fort Snelling National Cemetary was a peaceful place Wednesday night.

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ACACIA PARK CEMETERY, 2151 Pilot Knob Road in Mendota Heights. Ceremony at 10 a.m. Speaker is Lt. Col. Matt Vatter. 651-452-1555 or

ADATH CHESED SHEL EMES CEMETERY, 3740 Winnetka Av. N., Crystal. Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Helen Siegel will speak on the Holocaust.

APPLE VALLEY VETERANS PARK, behind American Legion Post 1776 at 14521 Granada Drive. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

COMO PARK PAVILION, 1360 N. Lexington Pkwy. Concert begins at 3 p.m., featuring the Roseville Community Band playing its annual salute to veterans.

DAWN VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, 9940 Bush Lake Road in Bloomington. Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Program sponsored by Earl C. Hill American Legion Post 550 and Everett McClay VFW Post 1296, with guest speaker Paul Hassing. Bring lawn chairs or blanket for seating outside. 952-941-7686 or

EAGAN CENTRAL PARK, 1501 Central Pkwy. in Eagan. Ceremony at 2 p.m. with music and speaker, Eagan police officer Dan McCarty, U.S. Army veteran of Kosovo. 651-683-9880.

FOREST HILL CEMETERY, 2400 Forest Av., Anoka. Ceremony at 10 a.m.

GLEN HAVEN MEMORIAL GARDENS, 5100 Douglas Drive in Crystal. Ceremony at 1 p.m. with speaker, Ret. Maj. Gen. Harry Sieben. 763-533-8643 or

GOLDEN VALLEY CITY HALL, 7800 Golden Valley Road. Ceremony at 10 a.m. Music and an introduction to the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign. In case of rain, the ceremony will move to the Golden Valley VFW at Medicine Lake Road and Winnetka Avenue N.

HILLSIDE CEMETERY, 2600 19th Av. NE. in Minneapolis. Ceremony at 10 a.m. with music and speaker, Ret. Maj. Gen. Harry Sieben. 612-781-3391 or

HISTORIC FORT SNELLING, St. Paul. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a military history timeline. Get a glimpse of military life, with costumed re-enactors interpreting various eras of military history. See large-scale military demonstrations throughout the day and explore Minnesota’s oldest military fort. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and younger.

LAKEVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL AT ARONSON PARK, 8250 202nd St. Ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. The American Legion Post 44 and the VFW Post 210 of Lakeville will spend the morning visiting area cemeteries starting at 8 a.m. at Orchard Lake Cemetery, 16165 Kenwood Trail. They will visit 11 other cemeteries before the 12:30 ceremony at the veterans memorial.

LAKEWOOD CEMETERY, 3600 Hennepin Av., Minneapolis. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. near the Soldiers Memorial monument, with a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the key role Minnesotans played in the Union victory. There will be a reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, music by the Minneapolis Police Band and a dove release. Civil War tours and activities will be offered from noon-3 p.m., including a guided walking tour of Civil War soldiers’ graves at Lakewood. 612-822-2171 or

MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME AT FERGUS FALLS, 1821 N. Park St. Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Speaker will be Ron Verhaagen, Wilkin County veterans service officer. Color guard and rifle volley provided by the Fergus Falls American Legion Post 30 and the Fergus Falls VFW Post 612.

MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME AT HASTINGS, 1200 E. 18th St. Ceremony will start at 9 a.m. at the flagpole outside the home. Honors will be performed by VFW Post 1210 and American Legion Post 47 of Hastings. There will also be special recognition of Gold Star Mothers.

MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME AT MINNEAPOLIS, 5101 Minnehaha Av. S. Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. outside of Building 15 Chapel, sponsored by the Fifth District American Legion. Speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth L. Beale Jr., with remarks by Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito. Music by the Minnesota Police Pipe Band.

MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME AT SILVER BAY, 45 Banks Blvd. Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Speaker will be Dave Mealey, past commander of the local VFW in Silver Bay.

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