List: Memorial Day events scheduled throughout region


Here's a list of some of the Memorial Day ceremonies and events taking place in Minnesota on Monday, according to the Star TribunePioneer Press and the Hudson Star-Observer.

Anoka: 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Cemetery, West Main Street and U.S. 10. Guest speaker Brig. Gen. Neal Loidolt, 34th Infantry Division Commander of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Apple Valley: 11 a.m. Monday at Veteran's Park, 14521 Granada Drive. If it rains, the ceremony will be inside the American Legion. Guest speaker retired U.S. Air Force Col. James Goodman, who flew 190 combat missions in the Vietnam War. Bring a lawn chair.

Bayport: American Legion parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Minnesota 95 and Central Avenue and proceeding north on Minnesota 95, west on Seventh Avenue, south on Fifth Street and west on Fifth Avenue to Hazelwood Cemetery. A ceremony at the cemetery will feature a speech by Jim Stoneking, a Marine Corps veteran who has served with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Bloomington: Washburn-McReavy Dawn Valley Memorial Park, 9940 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, 11:30 a.m. Program sponsored by Everett McClay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1296 and Earl C. Hill American Legion Post 550. Speaker will be Aaron George, VFW Patriot’s Pen essay writing contest winner. Please bring lawn chairs or blanket for seating outside.

Chanhassen: City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd., 12 p.m. Cemetery services will be held at Leach Cemetery on Excelsior Blvd., staring at 7:45 a.m., Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery on Galpin Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and St. Huberts Cemetery on W. 78th Street at 11 a.m.

Cottage Grove: 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S., with guest speaker U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Hosted by the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committee.

Eagan: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., 2 p.m. Eagan’s Memorial Day Observance with speaker Rev. Al Pruis.

Excelsior: Parade and ceremony, starting at Excelsior Elementary 441 Oak Street to the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Eden Prairie: Purgatory Creek Park. 13001 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie. 8 a.m. Randy’s Run 5K Fun Run/Walk, Kids Run and Special Ops Challenge. 100 percent of the profits from Randy’s Run 5K Fun Run/Walk support a college scholarship at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery: 10 a.m. Monday, with musical prelude beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker Jim Moffett, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Guests are expected to include Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

Hastings: 9 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Veterans Home, 1200 E. 18th St., followed by 10 a.m. program at Roadside Park, 510 11th St. W.

Historic Fort Snelling: Opening weekend for 2014 includes special events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, events will include a living timeline of military life and large-scale military demonstrations. Admission $6-$11, free for veterans on Monday.

Hudson, Wis:9 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, including a military salute by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard and Mass, which will be held at St. Patrick's church if it rains.

Hudson, Wis:Willow River Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. The speaker will be Vern Louehr, commander of VFW Post 10818 in New Richmond. Also includes members of the Boy Scouts, Hudson High School band, Miss Hudson royalty and local veterans, including a military salute by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard. Services at Lakeview cemetery in Lakeland, Minn. and the cemetery in Afton, Minn., will follow at approximately 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. respectively.

Mahtomedi: American Legion Parade beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at Mahtomedi High School, down Stillwater Road to Triangle Park. A ceremony will be held at the park.

Maple Plain: Lewis Cemetery. Hwy 12 West at County Road 90, Maple Plain, 10:30 a.m. Salute to Our Veterans, with speaker Col. Maureen Banavige, U. S. Air Force, and a Prisoner of War Remembrance with the Orono High School Band.

Maplewood: 10 a.m. Monday at Union Cemetery, 2505 E. Minnehaha Ave. Speakers are Gary Stucci, Vietnam veteran and Rev. William Baer of Transfiguration Catholic Church, Oakdale. Attendees may submit names of the recently deceased for a People's Wreath.

Maplewood: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association, 1800 Edgerton St., Maplewood, 11 a.m.

Mendota Heights: 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 S. Lexington Ave. Mass and address by the Rev. Harry Flynn, archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Mendota Heights: Acacia Park Cemetery. 2151 Pilot Knob Road, Mendota Heights, 10 a.m. Col. Daniel El. Gabrielli, 133rd Operations Group Commander at the 133rd Airlift Wing, will deliver the main address, with performances by the Prince Henry III Players, bagpiper Jim Burke, Damascus Commandry #1, Knight Templar, Osman Shrine Legion of Honor, Job’s Daughters, Demolay and poetry by James Rogers.

Minneapolis: Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 9:40 a.m. The Seward Concert Band will perform.

Minneapolis: 10:30 a.m. Lakewood Cemetery. Hennepin Avenue South and 36th Street. Gospel quartet led by Robert Robinson and keynote address from Douglas Bekke, curator of Minnesota Military Museum. Walking tours, trolley tours, classical music concerts, horse-and-carriage rides, streetcar rides at various times, noon to 3 p.m.

Minneapolis: 2 p.m. Minnesota Veterans Home, Building 19, 5101 Minnehaha Ave. S. Guest speaker retired Major Gen. Larry Shellito, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Music by the Minnesota Police Pipe Band.

North St. Paul-Mahtomedi: 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery, Helen and Lydia Streets, North St. Paul, with Mass led by the Rev. Bill Deziel; 10 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, 3400 Century Ave. N., Mahtomedi, with guest speaker Larry Ryan of American Legion Post 39 in North St. Paul; 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, adjacent to Lakeview in Mahtomedi.

Richfield:Honoring All Veterans Memorial: 6429 Portland Av. S., Minneapolis, 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Walter Holm, WWII merchant marine veteran, who served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” band also will perform. Fifty-six new veterans’ names added to the monument will be unveiled, making a total of 799 veteran engravings.

River Falls, Wis: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m., at American Legion Hall, 710 N. Main St. It proceeds to Division Street, turns left and continues until reaching Greenwood Cemetery. Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 951 E. Division St., River Falls, Wis. Guest speaker will be Wisconsin Army National Guard Capt. Cris Voelker. The Croix Chordsmen Barbershop chorus will perform immediately following the parade.

Rockford: Rockford Middle School, 6051 Ash St., Rockford, 10 a.m. The parade runs from the Rockford Middle School with Navy Services at the Crow River and Memorial Services at the Elmwood Cemetery with Pastor Rick Newswanger from United Presbyterian Church of Rockford and the Wright County Sheriff Department Colors and Rifler Squad. In case of rain, services will be held in the Rockford High School-Community Center. The Rockford Lions will serve a pork chop dinner starting at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Park-Lions Building. A pie and ice cream social will be held at the Ames-Florida-Stork House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roseville: 11 a.m. Monday at the Temple of Aaron Cemetery, Dale Street and Larpenteur Avenue. Service led by Rabbi Rev. Alan Shavit-Lonstein and Joshua Fineblum.

St. Louis Park: Aquila Park. 3110 Xylon Ave. S., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include tennis and chess.

St. Paul: 9 a.m. Monday at Elmhurst Cemetery, Dale Street and Larpenteur Avenue. Speech by Lee Bojarski, Army National Guard veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.

St. Paul: 10 a.m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson St. Speaker is Janice Rettman, Ramsey County Commissioner.

St. Paul: 10 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery, 340 E. Annapolis St. Address by John Zanmiller, mayor of West St. Paul. Music and readings by students from St. Croix Lutheran High School.

St. Paul: 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1800 Edgerton St. Address by Master Sgt. Michael Landers. Lunch following program at Arcade-Phalen American Legion Post 577, 1129 Arcade St.

South St. Paul: Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sixth and Marie avenues, east to Fifth Avenue, then south to Southview Boulevard and ending at Oak Hill Cemetery, 15th Avenue North and Marie Avenue. Memorial service at 10:15 a.m. at the cemetery. Keynote address by Susan Pugh, a Blue Star mother.

State Capitol Grounds: 9:30 a.m. Veterans for Peace at the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Reading of names, speaker, song, poetry.

State Capitol Grounds: 1 p.m. at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Guest speaker Maj. Gen. George J. Steiner, U.S. Army Retired.

State Capitol Grounds: 3 p.m. at the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Guest speaker Bill Popp of Popp Industries.

Stillwater:11 a.m. at the Stillwater Veterans Memorial at Third and Pine streets. World War II veterans Bob Clemens and Vince Parker are the featured speakers.

Woodbury: 11 a.m. at the City Hall Campus, Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive. Address by Herbert Suerth Jr., former Private 1st Class in Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, the unit depicted in the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers."

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