Former prisoners of war, from left, Harold Brick, Richard Carroll and LeRoy Shaw honored the posting of the colors at the state’s Veterans Day observance at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights on Sunday.

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

Veterans Day: A day to remember sacrifices of war

  • November 11, 2012 - 9:49 PM


Apple Valley High School: Students and staff honor veterans at 9 a.m. assembly.

Canby High School, VFW Post 117 and American Legion posts in the area will be recognized. All students will be in attendance with student performances. 10 a.m., school gym, 1st Street W. 507-223-7261.

Delano High School: "Duty, Honor, Country" performed by Capt. Mike Klaphake and Delano High School band. Essay contest winners will read. 9:30 a.m., school activities center, 700 Elm Av. E. 612-708-3949;

Mendota Heights: St. Thomas Academy will host reception and question-and-answer session with speaker Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC retired, former commander of the U.S. Central Command. 7 p.m. St. Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Rd. 651-454-4570;

Rosemount: Dakota County Technical College, "Still Standing," state Rep. and Staff Sgt. John Kriesel will speak. 7 p.m. 1300 E. 145th St., 651-450-3000.

Woodbury: Veterans with ties to Valley Crossing Community School students and staff at school are honored. Guest speaker Drew Rhodes, parent and former Army captain. 10:30 a.m. 9900 Park Crossing. 651-702-5700;


Edina Senior Center: Researcher Marshall Schwartz tells stories of young men from Edina killed in action. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Program cosponsored by Edina Veterans Memorial Committee, Edina Senior Center and Edina Historical Society.

Eden Prairie's Grace Church, "We Salute Our Veterans Program," with special recognition of POWs. Keynote speaker retired Lt. Gen. Gerald Boykin. 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd.

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