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Memorial Day Celebration

Monday, May 27, 2019 | Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. | Activities: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the special day! Mark your calendars for next year's event on Monday, May 25, 2020.


Join us on this special day of commemoration to experience a day filled with stories that help us honor and remember those we love and miss.


Note: Due to the weather, today's ceremony will take place in the Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Please note: the Chapel has limited seating/capacity. The Chapel is the building with the red-domed roof, just down the main road (veer slight right from the main gates).


Our afternoon activities for this event will take place indoors today -- either in the Memorial Chapel or the Garden Mausoleum (both buildings are located near the front gates). See below for more information. Maps will be available in the Memorial Chapel.



Memorial Day Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.

Takes place in the Memorial Chapel. Please note: there is limited seating inside the Chapel.

This year’s ceremony features stories that help us honor and remember military veterans and the many people we love and miss on this special day:

  • Keynote address by author Jacquelyn Fletcher, who will share how stories are the foundation for everything we do and all of who we are.

  • A story of heroism to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day (World War II) from local author and historian Douglas Bekke

  • Music from the amazing voice of Robert Robinson


The service will also include musical accompaniment by the Minneapolis Police Band and our popular dove release. Chairs will be provided, but you may also bring your own blanket or portable chair.


Tours, Activities & Exhibits, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All activities are free and take place from 12 p.m. (noon) to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Story Sessions