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.

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

“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.

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

  1. Dan Mack says:

    Hey wait a minute. There are no Somali, Hmong, Liberians, Nigerians, Afghanistan, Ior Iranians on the plaque. Hillary is going to have to fix that.