A number of groups are planning to dedicate a monument honoring Minnesota soldiers who died in the last major battle of the Civil War. The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Land Trust for Tennessee plan to dedicate the monument Sunday afternoon at Shy’s Hill in Nashville, Tennessee.
A Minnesota man is apologizing for defacing a national monument in Montana. Cole Randall, of Plymouth, told investigators he carved “Cole + Shpresa 10/10/2013” into Pompeys Pillar National Monument after he became fearful his new wife might have breast cancer.
The six Red Cedar trees surrounding the Civil War Monument in St. Paul are a secret 10 years in the making. Their story is now being told — fittingly — on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
About 150 Native Americans are expected in Mankato to honor the 38 Dakota men who were hanged in 1862.
A memorial at Veteran’s Park in Mound is preparing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
Minnesota has two equally beautiful, but distinctly different National Monuments, located at complete opposite ends of the state. This week, I’ll look at one, and then when I return after July 4th, I’ll take a look at the other. Visiting each of the Monuments last year was definitely among my travel highlights.
The pilot who was the lone survivor of a small plane crash in Lake Michigan in July says the dedication of a monument to those who died helps bring closure.