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Veterans Day 2013: What's happening in Eagan on Nov. 11?

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School has invited the public and veterans to attend a Veterans Day Concert.

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. Here's a couple events happening in Eagan.

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School Veterans Day Concert

The public is invited to attend the Veterans Day Concert on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The school especially invites veterans to attend to give the students an opportunity to say "thank you." 

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School started the event four years ago, according to a news release from the school. Part of the purpose of the concert is "to raise student awareness of what a veteran is and why it is important to honor and celebrate them."

“Since we started this event, we have significant growth in our students' understanding and appreciation of veterans," said Faithful Shepherd Assistant Principal, Maureen Odegard in the news release. "In addition, those veterans who have attended tell us they welcome the opportunity to connect with our students and be recognized.”

Over 60 veterans attended the event last year. The concert this year will include a flag procession, music performances, a dramatic reading and artistic displays. 

Guests will need to sign in at the front desk. For more information, call the school at 651-406-4747. Faithful Shepherd Catholic School is located at 3355 Columbia Drive in Eagan.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Christ Lutheran Church in Eagan is hosting a blood drive on Veterans Day, starting at 12 p.m. Make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org or at 1-800-RedCross.

Eagan High School and Red Pine Elementary are also hosting Veterans Day activities, according to Eagan Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.

Eagan High School program

Social Hour: 8:15 a.m.

Program: 9 a.m.


Flag Retirement Ceremony at Red Pine Elementary 

Ceremony: 7 p.m., lasting 20 to 30 minutes

Cub Scout Webelos will lead the ceremony and Vespers will close the ceremony. The flag ashes will be buried following the ceremony at approximately 8 p.m.  


Find discounts for veterans on themilitarywallet.com.

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