GOVERNOR DAYTON PROCLAIMS HEROES WEEKEND IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA 03 Jul 12

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn- On June 22, 2012, Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation declaring July 27-29 as Heroes Weekend in the State of Minnesota. Post 9/11 veterans, active duty servicemen and women and their families will be honored at 11am Saturday, July 28, with a parade along Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, in appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

The city will become one of the few in the United States to hold such an event, which is being planned by a diverse group of citizens and veterans in partnership with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans