Memorial Day is coming up this Monday, May 25th. Unfortunately our 2020 celebrations are going to look a little different this year, but there will still be ways you can remember and honor those who gave their lives for our country.
Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis
Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis typically hosts a Memorial Day ceremony, and this year they’re taking the experience online. They will be pre-recording the Memorial Day ceremony for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. You’ll be able to view the ceremony starting Saturday, May 23rd at noon on this page. If you would still like to visit the cemetery in person, their gates will be open on Memorial Day.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
This year the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is holding a virtual program in place of their normal live events. They are partnering with Twin Cities PBS-TPT to create a 30-minute program that will be broadcast across the state on TPT’s Minnesota Channel at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 25th.
The program will include remarks from the governor and commissioner, personal stories, music, and a rifle salute.
Luke Spehar Concert
Luke Spehar had originally planned a concert at Mears Park in St. Paul, but now it will be streamed live on his website instead. Watch the livestream starting at 2 pm on Monday, May 25th.
If you know of any other virtual Memorial Day events in Minnesota, please leave a comment below!