Veterans to be honored at official Minnesota Veterans Day program

In recognition of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a program honoring veterans.

The event, held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights, will have a free community breakfast for veterans and their family members from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The program featuring a keynote and guest speakers will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., according to an announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The keynote address will be given by Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Adjutant and CEO Stephen Whitehead. Brad Lindsay, temporary commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, also will speak along with local military leaders and members of the Minnesota congressional delegation.

The 34th Infantry Division Red Bull Band will provide music.

The event, which will be livestreamed at, has been designated the official state of Minnesota Veterans Day program by the Veterans Day National Committee.

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