Twin Cities Memorial Day Services 2018

Military History Living Timeline

Memorial Day 2017 MN
image: Minnesota Historical Society

Historic Fort Snelling | 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111
May 26-28, 12p.m. to 5p.m.
$12 Adults, $10 Seniors and Veterans, $6 Kids 5-17, Free for kids under 5

Learn about Native American history and the fort’s role in US expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, including Dred and Harriet Scott whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery helped ignite the Civil War. Join in activities and watch demonstrations like cannon firings, blacksmithing, and more. Kids can try out historic games as well as a brand-new, STEM-focused activity to earn a special prize. On Monday, don’t miss a special “living timeline” of America’s military past on the parade ground, with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.

For more info, visit or call 612-726-1171.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery — Memorial Day Service

Federal Cemetery
Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery | 7601 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55450
May 28, Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

A ceremony recognizing the 100thanniversary of the end of WWI and the service of all veterans who fell in the line of duty. There will be music from the 34thInfantry “Red Bulls,” a wreath presentation, veterans parade, address from Major General Neal G. Loidolt, rifle volley, and Taps. They expect many people, so plan to arrive early if you’d like to secure a seat. You’re also welcome to bring your own lawn chair if you’d like to arrive closer to the start time. For more information, call 612-726-1127.

Additional Local Cemeteries Offering Memorial Day Services May 28th:
(Times listed were confirmed at publication, but may be subject to change.)

  • Calvary Cemetery, 753 Front Ave., St Paul 651-488-8866 Service at 10 a.m.
  • Elmhurst Cemetery, 1510 Dale St N., St Paul 651-489-1707Service at 9 a.m.
  • Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 3400 Century Ave N, Mahtomedi 952-890-9291Service at 11 a.m.
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1800 Edgerton St., Maplewood 651-776-6420 Service at 11 a.m.
  • Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson St, St Paul 651-224-2366 Service at 10 a.m.
  • Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Ave S., Mendota Heights 651-488-8866 Service at 10 a.m.
  • Roselawn Cemetery, 803 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville 651-489-1720 Organ concert and refreshments 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat 26, Sun 27 & Mon 28; Service at 10 a.m. on Mon. May 28 only.
  • St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, 1709 Stillwater St, White Bear Lake (In case of rain meet at the church, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave.) 651-429-5378 Service at 9 a.m.
  • Union Cemetery, 2505 Minnehaha Ave E., St Paul 651-739-0466 Service at 10 a.m.

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