Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad Passing On TraditionFifteen years ago, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles introduced us to the Memorial Rifle Squad. Aviles stayed in touch with the men, who are now passing the tradition on to the next generation of veterans.
Fort Snelling Displays Wreath, Flags For Minnesota's Fallen MilitaryMuch more than just a day off from work or school, Memorial Day is about remembering the people who died serving in our armed forces.
St. Paul Firefighter's Funeral Set For WednesdayA St. Paul firefighter/paramedic who collapsed and died of cardiac arrest will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Funeral services are planned for Shane Clifton, 39, who worked as a firefighter and paramedic for the St. Paul Fire Department at Station No. 14.
4 Things To Know: A WWII Anniversary & Coyotes In BloomingtonHere's a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 16.
A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.
A Day To Remember Fallen Heroes, Vets Hurting At HomeOn Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.
Thousands Visit Ft. Snelling National Cemetery For Memorial DayThousands visited Fort Snelling National Cemetery for its Memorial Day Ceremony. It's said to be the largest ceremony in the state. It concluded roughly 30 minutes ago and, despite light rain, saw big crowds.
Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & CelebrationsSure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it's supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.
WWII Airman Visits Families Of Lost Crew Mates"Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane," said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator. Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.
Wander Minnesota: Sightseeing with VeteransAfter the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.
Fort Snelling Cemetery Hosts Wreath Ceremony Sat.Fort Snelling National Cemetery hosts a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation's veterans on Saturday.
War Heroes Honored With Wreaths At Fort SnellingWith their bodies bundled up against December's biting cold, patriotism and honor stood hand-in-hand on the frozen ground of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.