A Tribute to Military Families

Now that the event is wrapped and photos shipped to the foundation, I am delighted to finally share images from the Dedication Ceremony for the Military Family Tribute at the State Capitol on June 13, 2015

With noteworthy speakers including former Governor Tim Pawlenty and his wife, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Governor Mark Dayton, General Nash and General Votel, it was an engaging day and an exceptionally wonderful experience that I will not soon forget.

Visit my Military Family Tribute album to see more images from the day.  Or, visit the State Capital grounds to experience the Thank You Promenade, Story Stone Garden and Gold Star Table for yourself.  To learn more, visit www.militaryfamilytribute.org.

Thank you to Caroline Zrust for her help in capturing images from this event and a special shout out to Constellation X Photography (Cat Banks) for collaboration on a very rainy, but quite unforgettable day!

Governor Mark Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton

Members of the Patriot Guard

Members of the Patriot Guard

Country Music Artist Rockie Lynn

Country Music Artist Rockie Lynn

Mary Neimeyer, Past President, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

Mary Neimeyer, Past President, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

William J. "Bill" Popp, Chair, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

William J. "Bill" Popp, Chair, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

Blue Star Family - Paul Douglas and Laurie Kruhoeffer Gold Star Family - Jim and Dianna Beardsley

Blue Star Family - Paul Douglas and Laurie Kruhoeffer
Gold Star Family - Jim and Dianna Beardsley

Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of Minnesota

Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of Minnesota

National Anthem Performer, Jearlyn Steele

National Anthem Performer, Jearlyn Steele

Senator Amy Klobechar

Senator Amy Klobechar

General Richard C. Nash, Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard

General Richard C. Nash, Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard

General Joseph Votel and Michelle Votel, Commanding General, US Special Operations

General Joseph Votel and Michelle Votel, Commanding General, US Special Operations

Representative Erik Paulsen, US House of Representatives

Representative Erik Paulsen, US House of Representatives

Performers "The Steele Family"

Performers "The Steele Family"

Performers "The Lost Wheels"

Performers "The Lost Wheels"

Members of the Patriot Guard

Members of the Patriot Guard

Commissioner Larry Shellito, MN Department of Veterans Affairs

Commissioner Larry Shellito, MN Department of Veterans Affairs

Teri E. Popp, President, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

Teri E. Popp, President, Minnesota Military Family Tribute

Emcee Dave Lee, WCCO Radio

Emcee Dave Lee, WCCO Radio

Military Families opening the ceremony in parade.

Military Families opening the ceremony in parade.

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty and Governor Mark Dayton

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty and Governor Mark Dayton

Story Stones

Story Stones