CHECK IT OUT: Memorial Day events in the Twin Cities


Here are some locations where your Twin Cities neighbors are gathering for ceremonies:

Blaine: The Memorial Day event at 12:15 p.m. includes a flyover, a keynote speech, and a special honor for the family of fallen soldier Thomas Valentine.

Cannon Falls: A Memorial Day parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday in downtown Cannon Falls and ends on Highway 19 at the Cannon Falls Community Cemetery. Then, a Memorial Day service begins at 11 a.m.

Chanhassen: Chanhassen American Legion Post 580 will continue traditional Memorial Day cemetery services. The cemetery services begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Leach Cemetery and continue with visits to the Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery at 8:15 a.m. and St. Hubert’s Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. At noon, the Legion will assemble at the veterans monument in City Center Park to conduct a ceremony.

Maple Grove: A Memorial Day service will take place at noon at the Central Park of Maple Grove. (If it rains, the service will be held at the park pavilion.)

Minneapolis: Lakewood Cemetery will be open to the public during Memorial Day weekend, but its annual ceremony will be pre-recorded.. According to the cemetery website, there will be some self-guided activities at the cemetery.

Osseo: A Memorial Day service will take place starting at 10 a.m. in Boerboom Veterans Park. (If it rains, activities will take place at the American Legion.)

Shakopee: Self-guided walking tours and scavenger hunts will take place at The Landing on Memorial Day Monday. Guided presentations on the history of the holiday will be given at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.