9/11 Exhibit April 29 - May 1, 2022 with Opening Reception and Preview on April 28
Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, and the Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum are hosting the 9/11 Exhibit entitled RESOLUTE: MN STORIES OF 9/11 & THE WAR in the Great Hall at the Depot from April 29 to May 1, 2022. Depot hours are from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. The 3-day exhibit is free and open to the public.
There will also be a special ‘opening’ evening event from 5pm-9pm on Thursday April 28th with a preview of the exhibition, guest speakers, refreshments and a cash bar. The event is open to the public. At that time, responders, active military, veterans, and the entire Northland are invited to explore unique artifacts, watch a moving documentary, and listen to speakers as they recall those historic events. Retired U.S. Army, Brigadier General (Brevet) Ron Hein will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Special guests include:
· Roger Reinert – U.S. Navy Reserve Commander, Former Minnesota Senator
· Randal Dietrich – Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum Executive Director
· Father John Petrich
· Ashley Grimm – St. Louis County Commissioner
· Emily Larson – Duluth Mayor
For those who are unable to make the opening night ceremony, the respectful, weekend-only presentation honors Minnesotans who served as responders following September 11th, 2001, and during the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“I think the effort to use the 20-year mark to try and pull something together that we as a country have never gone through before, 20 years of an ongoing conflict, is incredibly important so that all those people have a way to connect to that and we have a way to bring loved ones in to it so that it can somehow be their experience as well”. – Roger Reinert, Duluth, Minnesota Veteran
About the Exhibition - https://www.mnmilitarymuseum.org/exhibits/test-gallery/
Minnesotans were in the twin towers, planes, and the Pentagon on 9/11, and on the frontline of the war that followed. The exhibition invites museum visitors to view a documentary and to visit the exhibit to explore their stories and how much of our experience traces back to that one fateful morning.
About Veterans Memorial Hall – www.vets-hall.org
Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1909 and is a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. Its mission is to preserve and collect veterans’ stories and artifacts and to interpret and educate the public about the rich and diverse history of veterans from northeastern Minnesota. Its website, www.vets-hall.org, features over 12,000 veteran stories.
About Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum - https://www.mnmilitarymuseum.org/
The Minnesota Military Museum seeks to strengthen public understanding of how armed conflicts and military institutions have shaped our state and national experience. The mission is achieved by documenting, preserving, and explaining military history as it was lived by the people of Minnesota. It also function as a major repository in Minnesota for historical artifacts and records of a military nature.
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