Posted: May 6, 2020
State Veterans Cemeteries to hold virtual Memorial Day program
St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a virtual Memorial Day
program this year in place of live events at the three State Veterans Cemeteries where past years drew
thousands of visitors.
“The COVID-19 pandemic requires a new approach to our traditional Memorial Day events,” explains
MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke. ” This year we will mark this special day in a new and different way,
but with the same goal: to honor and pay our respects to Minnesota Veterans who have passed.”
MDVA is partnering with Twin Cities PBS-TPT to create a 30-minute Memorial Day program entitled
“Always Remember: A Minnesota Tribute to Veterans we’ve lost,” that will be broadcast across the state
on TPT’s Minnesota Channel at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25.
The program will include remarks from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Commissioner Herke,
personal stories about those we have lost and honor on Memorial Day, music and a rifle salute
traditionally included in a live event.
More details on the program will be shared in the coming weeks.