Minnesota Veteran - November Edition

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Veterans Day, a Day of Celebration

Veterans Day

The snow and Minnesota winter weather didn’t stop a crowd of nearly 500 Minnesotans from attending the State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program to honor and celebrate generations of Minnesota’s Veterans. The event was held Nov. 11, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights.

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Desk of the Commissioner - November

Commissioner Shellito

Veterans Day is the day we pay special tribute to all Veterans who served this great nation.  This became clear to me as my wife and I took our grandsons, ages 10 and 8, to Washington D.C.  We visited most of the ‘must see’ sights but most importantly the Veteran Memorials and Arlington Cemetery.  Walking the grounds of Arlington clearly magnified the sacrifices made and the importance of honoring our Veterans.

When you come to the State Capitol, you’ll see a significant amount of work completed in preparation of the Minnesota Military Family Tribute memorial. The trees have been planted, the sod laid, the Goldstar Table in place and the 87 boulders representing Minnesota counties.  The State Capitol lawn demonstrates Minnesota’s appreciation of all who served our state and nation.

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Women Serving in War


From the war zone to life back home: Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from World War II to Vietnam to Afghanistan.  This program is produced by TPT with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad will host a remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 to honor those who served, and remember those who gave their lives in the defense of Pearl Harbor.