Saturday is Veterans Day, and we're all invited to the dedication ceremony and program for the new veterans memorial in Owatonna.

The memorial project has been thirteen years in the making, and now it's time to discover, explore, and remember the new memorial, located near the Steele County Historical Society at 18th Street and Austin Road.

The ceremony will start Saturday morning at 9:00 am sharp, before moving inside the Steele County Historical Society building for the dedication program.

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They keynote speaker will be U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobucher. Her address will be via video.

There's more info on how to honor a veteran at the new memorial, donate to the memorial, and how to become a member of the Moonlighter's Exchange Club -- the driving force behind the new memorial, can be found here.

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