MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new memorial in St. Paul will pay tribute to the 72 Minnesotans who have received the Medal of Honor.

A groundbreaking was held Monday on the State Capitol grounds where the memorial will sit.

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The ceremony included music by the 34th Infantry Division Concert Band, cannon firing and a flyover with vintage planes.

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“This memorial will help ensure that this generation, as well as future generations, will never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us,” MG Larry Shellito, Adjutant General, said.

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The Medal of Honor Convention is also being held in Minnesota for the first time. It runs through Saturday.