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Local Veterans Day events


Wasioja,2 p.m. Wasioja Church. 2013 Veterans Day Service by Friends of Wasioja.Featured speaker will be President Abraham Lincoln (Dale Blanshan) on the Gettysburg Address.


Rochester:10:30 a.m. Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Drive S.W., Rochester. Free breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30. Emcee is KTTC anchor Robin Wolfram. Speakers are Col. Rodney Peterson, retired; Kay Swenson, Gold Star mother; and Chad Stowers. Area color and honor guards will participate.

Rochester:11 a.m. UCR atrium entrance. Rochester Community and Technical College Armed Forces and Veterans Club's annual Veteran's Day Program will have a color guard by Whitlock-Sonnenberg VFW Post 1215, a bugler provided by the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office and the RCTC music faculty, and a performance of the national anthem by an active-duty Army soldier. The keynote speaker will be Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Jeff Gustafson, Air Force. Free.


For information, email cody.pogalz@rctc.edu or call 507-285-7206.

Inver Grove Heights: 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Community Center 8005 Barbara Avenue. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Commanders' Task Force and Gov. Mark Dayton lead a celebration of veterans. Speakers include Gov. Dayton, Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others.

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