Virtual Memorial Day programs planned for Minnesota

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The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a virtual Memorial Day program this month in place of live events at the three State Veterans Cemeteries, including Duluth.

The MDVA is partnering with Twin Cities PBS-TPT for a 30-minute program entitled “Always Remember: A Minnesota Tribute to Veterans” that will air on TPT’s Minnesota Channel at 7:30 p.m. May 25.

“The COVID-19 pandemic requires a new approach to our traditional Memorial Day events,” MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke said in a news release.

The program will include remarks from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Herke as well as personal stories about those who we honor on Memorial Day and a rifle salute.

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