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WWI Soldiers Remembered In Hennepin Co Exhibit

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new exhibit pays tribute to World War I soldiers remembered in the Victory Memorial Drive in north Minneapolis.

“Victory Memorial Drive: Remembering the 568″ opens Tuesday at the Hennepin Gallery in downtown Minneapolis.

The recently restored Victory Memorial Drive runs 3.8 miles along the border of Robbinsdale and Minneapolis. It was originally dedicated in 1921 to honor the 568 men and women of Hennepin County who died in WWI.

The exhibit includes a timeline of the drive’s existence; WWI artifacts; and letters and documents belonging to Walter Lindahl, who is memorialized at Victory Memorial Drive.

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public weekdays at Hennepin County Government Center. The exhibit runs through June 30 and is sponsored by the Hennepin County Veterans’ Service.

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