All events are scheduled for Tuesday, Veterans Day.

Apple Valley

Paideia Academy. Celebration will include outdoor flag ceremony, indoor assembly with K-8 students, appearances by former Army chaplain Mike Lotzer and former platoon leader and author Craig MacIntosh. 9-11 a.m., 7200 147th St. W., 612-229-1488.


Chaska Middle School West. Independent School District 112 hosts flag-raising ceremony, 7:30 a.m., with program following in school gymnasium. 140 Engler Blvd. 952-556-7400.

Cottage Grove

Park High School. Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., school gymnasium. Participating veterans asked to arrive 9:30 a.m., Lecture Hall, 8040 80th St., 651-768-3700.


St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Program will feature performances by St. John’s K-8 students, a talk by parishioner and veteran Frank Orr, refreshments. Veterans plus a guest invited. 9-10 a.m., 638 Mill St. RSVPs suggested. 952-474-5812.

Forest Lake

Forest Lake High School. Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. 6101 Scandia Trail N., 651-982-8100.

Forest Lake VFW. Ceremony, 6 p.m. 556 12th St. SW., 651-464-6827.

Inver Grove Heights

State of Minnesota Veterans Day Celebration, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Event will feature state and congressional officials, enlisted members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Inver Grove Heights elementary students, Miss Minnesota, 34th Infantry Division Band. Visitors may write holiday cards to deployed service members, courtesy of the American Red Cross. Free community breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Program, 10-11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Av. 651-757-1536.


Veterans for Peace Minnesota Chapter 27. Armistice Day Event. Gathering of military officials, singing of anthems from different countries involved in WWI, speeches, author reading, bell-ringing ceremony, bugle post and bagpipes. 6-9 p.m. 1110 Nicollet Mall. 612-332-3908.

St. Paul

Veterans for Peace Minnesota Chapter 27. Bell-ringing ceremony. Collection of nonperishable food items for family members visiting veterans at the Minneapolis VA who are staying at the Fisher House. John Ireland Boulevard in front of the State Capitol. 10:30 a.m. 651-641-1087.


Lake Minnetonka Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. “Plant a Flag for Freedom” event in Heritage Park. Family and community members can plant a flag in a veteran’s honor; names will be registered on an honor board. Free flags provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wayzata Boulevard and Hwy. 101. 651-253-1712.


Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial, just east of Woodbury City Hall. Observance, 11 a.m. 8301 Valley Creek Rd.