Memorial Day Ceremonies

Memorial Day is this weekend, and it’s the start of Summer for some people. Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. If your plans include attending a memorial service, here’s some in the area you may want to consider.

Acacia Park Cemetery
2151 Pilot Knob Rd., Mendota Heights
Memorial Day ceremonies start at 10 a.m., including speakers, music, tributes, refreshments. RSVP at 651-452-1555.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Av. S., Minneapolis. 10 a.m. Program “To Those Who Serve.” Speaker will be Dr. Robert Petzel, Undersecretary for Health in Department of Veterans Affairs. Musical prelude will start at 9:30 a.m. with the Minnesota State Band and the Zuhrah Pipes and Drums.

Historic Fort Snelling
Military history timeline, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff depicting characters from 225 years of military history, plus firing demonstrations at the fort. Veterans admitted free. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $5 children 6-17, free for children 5 and under.

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