Celebrate Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetary

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For me, Memorial Day has always just been an extra day off to do yard work and cook out.  This year, I thought it might be nice to instill a little thankfulness in myself and my family.  Lakewood Cemetary offers that opportunity with a full day of free celebrations, tours and activities to honor the people who have died to make and keep our country free.  Plus for $2/per person, you can choose to ride from the Minnesota Streetcar Museum between 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Events include:

  • 10:30 a.m:  Memorial Day Ceremony.  This will include special re-enactments in honor of the Civil War including a Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address; a rifle salute and a reading of General Logan’s Orders.  There will also be music and a dove release.  Chairs are limited, so bring your own seating.
  • 12-3 p.m.: Civil War Tours & Activities and Tours of Lakewood’s history, art and gardens

If you are interested in going on a self-guided walking tour, you can pick up free tour brochures in the front entrance of the Administration Building or download them from Lakewood’s online bookstore.  Afterwards, stop by by the refreshments tent for free coffee and a cookie.

For more details, call Lakewood at (612) 822-2171 or email  info@lakewoodcemetery.com.  To locate the site, see map of the cemetery (PDF).

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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