Check out this list of Memorial Day Events happening throughout Minnesota. There are ceremonies, parades, and more.
Memorial Day is coming up Monday, May 29. Here are some ways you can remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Honoring All Veterans Memorial Site (Richfield)
Honoring All Veterans Memorial, Inc. invites the public to a free event to pay tribute to our United States Military Veterans. There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring all Veterans on Monday, May 29th at 2pm. The ceremony will take place at the Honoring All Veterans Memorial Site, located at 6429 Portland Ave in Richfield.
This event will include:
- Guest Speaker
- Scott Egger, President, National POW* MIA Riders Association
- POW *MIA Ceremony
- Civil Air Patrol Cadets, 130th Composite Squadron (Lakeville, MN)
- Father David Shaw, Richfield Catholic Parishes
- Flyover Performance
- T-6 Thunder
Plus, the newly-engraved names on the Memorial will be unveiled. Parking/wheelchair access can be found at the American Legion Post 435 parking lot (6429 Portland Ave).
This event is held rain or shine. In case of rain, it will take place under the shelter. Please bring your own chair. For more information, call 612-861-9395.
Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis
Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldier’s Memorial beginning at 10:30am. This year’s keynote speaker is Kelly Grosklags, with performances by Tonia Huges Kendrick and the Minnesota Freedom Band.
After the ceremony, there will be activities from 12 – 4 pm. Listen to live music, enjoy complimentary refreshments, write a postcard to a veteran, tie a ribbon to the Living Memory Tree, and more.
Find more information and a full schedule of events at Lakewood Cemetery’s website.
Luke Spehar Concert
Luke Spehar is performing his annual Never Forget Memorial Day Concert at the Rotary Club Bandshell at Central Park in Eagan. This free show takes place on Monday, May 29 from 12:30 pm – 2 pm. This family friendly event is offers an awesome playground nearby. Bring a chair, a grill, some food, and as many folks as you can gather to celebrate Memorial Day and Never Forget those who have served our country!
Memorial Day Ceremony in Chanhassen
Chanhassen American Legion is hosting a few Memorial Day events. Three cemeteries will be visited by Post 580, and then the legion will assemble at noon at the Veterans Monument in City Center Park to conduct the Memorial Day ceremony.
Memorial Day Ceremony in Blaine
A Memorial Day event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine located at Tom Ryan Park at 2 pm. The event will include speakers Brigadier General and David D. Hamlar Jr with Special Honor to USMC Corporal Samuel F. Peterson. At the conclusion of the Ceremony the Gold Star Children’s Statue, the newest addition to the park will be unveiled.
Minnesota State Veterans Events
The Minnesota State Veterans website has a few listings for Memorial Day ceremonies happening in Preston, Little Falls, and Duluth on Sunday, May 28th. Check the links for more information and a full schedule of events.
Memorial Day Parades
If you know of any other Memorial Day events in Minnesota, please leave a comment below!
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