Duluth Veterans Day ceremony moved to Legion due to rain

The ceremony will feature veteran speakers, blessings and a capella patriotic songs.

U.S. Coast Guard veteran Andy Anderson uses a ceremonial bugle to perform taps at the end of last year's Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park on Nov. 11, 2020. Steve Kuchera / 2020 file / Duluth News Tribune

The Duluth Women of Today's Veterans Day ceremony has been relocated from Memorial Park to West Duluth American Legion Post 71, 5814 Grand Ave., due to the rain.

The group invites the public to honor the men and women who have served the country with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11.

Dwight Nelson, a U.S. Navy veteran and past commander of the David Wisted-Zenith City American Legion Post 28, will act as presiding officer over the ceremony. The main speaker will be Donna Bergstrom, a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps, who served for 20 years and a member of the Red Lake Nation of northwest Minnesota. John Marshal, captain of the Duluth Honor Guard, will provide military honors.

Father John Petrich will share a blessing and a cappella patriotic songs will be provided by the Denfeld High School choir.

Following the ceremony, cake and coffee will be served and the Duluth Drum and Bugle Corps will provide entertainment. U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber is scheduled to give a combat action medal to an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran at 12:30 p.m.


This story was updated at 10:18 a.m. Nov. 11 with new location for the event. It was originally posted at 1:27 p.m. Nov. 7.

Teri Cadeau is a general assignment and neighborhood reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. Originally from the Iron Range, Cadeau has worked for several community newspapers in the Duluth area for eight years including: The Duluth Budgeteer News, Western Weekly, Weekly Observer, Lake County News-Chronicle and occasionally, the Cloquet Pine Journal. When not working, she's an avid reader and crafter.
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