Memorial Day Observances
Friday, May 25th, 2012
The grounds around the Minnesota State Capitol host several war memorials. Two veterans organizations are gathering at the State Capitol on Monday. The Twin Cities Veterans for Peace will hold a memorial event at 9:30AM and the Vietnam Veterans of America will have a program beginning at 11:00AM.
Just across the Mendota Bridge, at the Historic Fort Snelling, the park is opening for the summer with events all weekend. On Monday Fort Snelling will be hosting a Memorial Day Tribute and Military Historic Timeline from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Costumed staff will help interpret United States military history, with characters from 225 years of history. There will be military drills, cannon firings, and other historical reenactments. Veterans are given free admittance on Memorial Day.
|Minnesota Korean War Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol.|
|Reenactments are a part of Memorial Day activities at Fort Snelling.|