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Nov092018

November 11 Event Will Recognize 100th Anniversary of World War I Armistice

Via a November 9 announcement form Hennepin County:

The community will join in recognizing Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of World War I armistice on Sunday, November 11, along Victory Memorial Drive.

The armistice ended fighting on land, sea and air between U.S. allies and their last opponent, Germany.

Event details

  • Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.
  • Flagpole plaza at 45th Avenue North and Victory Memorial Drive

Featured program

  • Prominent speakers on the war’s local history
  • Musician Robert Robinson
  • 21-gun salute
  • Moment of silence at 11 a.m.

View the full event program (PDF)

The flagpole will cast a shadow on the plaza around 11 a.m., weather permitting.

Hennepin County is sponsoring this event in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and City of Robbinsdale.

More about Victory Memorial Drive

Trees and monuments along Victory Memorial Drive honor the 568 Hennepin County service men and women who died in World War I. Dedicated to fallen soldiers in 1921 and rededicated in 2011, the drive is located in the northwest area of Minneapolis and the eastern border of Robbinsdale.

Learn more about the memorial’s history at hennepin.us/victorymemorialdrive.

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