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Armistice anniversary event
November 11 @ 10:00 am
Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the City of Robbinsdale are sponsoring an Armistice anniversary event, Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10 am, at Flagpole Plaza, 45th Avenue North and Victory Memorial Drive. The event marks the 100-year anniversary of the WWI armistice, which ended fighting on land, sea, and air, between U.S. allies and their last opponent, Germany. The armistice called for a ceasefire effective at 11 am Paris time on Nov. 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
The program will include lowering of the flag, prominent speakers on the war’s local history, musician Robert Robinson, and a moment of silence at 11 a.m. Weather permitting, the flagpole should cast a shadow on the sundial at 11 am based on the way the memorial was designed. Info: Hennepin.us/victorymemorialdrive.