MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE CEREMONY

MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL

GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON

It may have rained all day, but that did not stop the emotion and value of the dedication ceremony for the Military Family Tribute at the Minnesota State Capitol on June 13, 2015, where I served as an official event photographer.

The Military Family Tribute, located on the State Capitol Mall stands forever as a personal thank you to each spouse, significant other, child, parent, grandparent, sibling and any other person a member or former member of our U.S. military defines as family who provides the true foundation of support to our military personnel. 

THE FIRST EVER. Minnesota led the way in our Nation in creating this permanent thank you to military families.

Visit the State Capital grounds to experience the Thank You Promenade, Story Stone Garden and Gold Star Table for yourself. 

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MEMBERS OF THE PATRIOT GUARD

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COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST ROCKIE LYNN

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST ROCKIE LYNN

NANCY NEIMEYER, PAST PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE

MINNESOTA PATRIOT GUARD

BLUE STAR FAMILY - PAUL DOUGLAS & LAURIE KRUHOEFFER

GOLD STAR FAMILY - JIM AND DIANNA BEARDSLEY

HONORABLE TIM PAWLENTY, FORMER GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA

GENERAL RICHARD C. NASH, ADJUNCT GENERAL, MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMER, JEARLYN STEELE

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR

AT THE GOLD STAR TABLE MONUMENT

REPRESENTATIVE ERIK PAULSEN, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL (AND WIFE MICHELLE), COMMANDING GENERAL, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS

GENERAL JOSEPH VOTEL (AND WIFE MICHELLE), COMMANDING GENERAL, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS

COMMISSIONER LARRY SHELLITO, MN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

BLUE STAR FAMILY - PAUL DOUGLAS & LAURIE KRUHOEFFER

TERI E. POPP, PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE

TERI E. POPP, PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE

EMCEE DAVE LEE, WCCO RADIO

GOLD STAR FAMILY - JIM AND DIANNA BEARDSLEY FAMILY

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MILITARY FAMILIES OPENING THE CEREMONY IN PARADE

MILITARY FAMILIES OPENING THE CEREMONY IN PARADE

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PERFORMERS - THE LOST WHEELS

PERFORMERS - THE LOST WHEELS

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FORMER GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY AND GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON

SINGER WITH MUSICIAN ROCKIE LYNN

SINGER WITH MUSICIAN ROCKIE LYNN

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PICTURES WITH BILL & TERI POPP, PAUL & LAURIE DOUGLAS

PICTURES WITH BILL & TERI POPP, PAUL & LAURIE DOUGLAS

EVENT ATTENDEES

EVENT ATTENDEES

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST ROCKIE LYNN

WILLIAM J. “BILL” POPP, CHAIR, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE FOUNDATION

WILLIAM J. “BILL” POPP, CHAIR, MINNESOTA MILITARY FAMILY TRIBUTE FOUNDATION

PERFORMERS - THE STEELE FAMILY

PERFORMERS - THE STEELE FAMILY

CONNECTING WITH BLUE STAR FAMILIES

CONNECTING WITH BLUE STAR FAMILIES