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Celebrate Memorial Day With Governor Dayton
Lakewood’s traditional Memorial Day service is held near the Soldiers Memorial monument inside the cemetery. See map of cemetery (PDF).
This year’s service will include:
- Governor Mark Dayton, address
- Gospel quartet led by Robert Robinson
- Minneapolis Police Band
- Dove release
- The playing of Taps
- Reading of General Logan’s Orders
- Color guard
Please note: The ceremony site can accommodate a limited number of folding chairs on pavement, so we welcome you to bring your own blankets or portable chairs for seating around the site.
More About Lakewood Cemetery
Since 1871 the Lakewood Cemetery has been a beautiful location "to celebrate life." It is a nondenominational public and nonprofit association open to any and all. Not only does it offer a peaceful atmosphere to remember those you love, Lakewood Cemetery also provides a rich history of Minneapolis starting in the 1800s. Take a self-guided tour or arrange a group tour to reveal the art, symbolism and famous local leaders.