Media Advisory - State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program

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Media Advisory


Nov. 5, 2013

                         Media Contacts:

                         Anna Lewicki Long                   

                         Communications Director     

                         (651) 757-1536                        


State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program


The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force and Governor Mark Dayton invite Veterans, families, elected officials, and community members to celebrate and honor all Veterans who have served this country with bravery. This year the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected the Minnesota State Veterans Day Program as an official regional site for 2013. The morning will feature a free community breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. followed by a program from 10 – 11 a.m.

For more information on this and other Veterans Day events around the state, visit's Veterans Day Event List.


Confirmed Speakers and Program Participants:

  • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito
  • Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard Nash
  • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Letter from U.S. Senator Al Franken
  • U.S. Representative Betty McCollum
  • Letter from U.S. Representative John Kline
  • Miss Minnesota 2013 Rebecca Yeh
  • 34th Infantry Division Band



Monday, November 11
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Free Community Breakfast
10 a.m. - Program



Veterans Memorial Community Center
8005 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077