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MDVA holding virtual Memorial Day program again this year


ST. PAUL, MN-- The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will hold a virtual Memorial Day program again this year.

As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increases throughout the state, MDVA is taking a cautious approach by providing a virtual event to recognize Memorial Day as was done in 2020.

The cemeteries remain open and visitors are welcome to visit on Memorial Day when American flags will be displayed along the entrance street and on all graves in the cemeteries.

Governor Tim Walz and Commissioner Herke will provide personal stories during the ceremony and music and a rifle salute will also be featured.

MDVA will again partner with Twin Cities PBS-TPT to create a 30-minute Memorial Day program entitled “Reflections: Memorial Day 2021” that will be broadcast across the state on TPT’s Minnesota Channel at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 31.

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