Veterans Day is this Sunday, November 11.
The official Minnesota State Veterans Day Event is on Sunday November 11 at Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center.
The event begins at 8.30 am with a free community breakfast.
The program begins at 10 am, and has speakers Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito, Maj. Gen. David Elicerio, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison, Miss Minnesota 2012 Siri Freeh, and VFW Department of Minnesota Commander Lee Ulferts.
In addition to the official event, there are several other Veterans Day events in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities. Here's a list of Veterans Day events.
Since Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, many Federal and State organizations observe Monday 12 November as a holiday, and Post Offices, government offices, and many other State and Federal organizations will be closed. Here's more on what's open and what's closed on Veterans Day.