Chapter 27’s Yearly Reclaim Armistice Day Remembrance – Nov 11th

The Veterans for Peace Armistice Ceremony will start at 10:30 AM, November 11, at the Sheridan Park Veterans Memorial at 1300 Water Street.

Just go north on Marshall one block from Broadway N.E.  Turn left on Water Street and go down to the river.

If you’d like to do the 4.5 mile walk to the ceremony, here are the details.  We will meet at 8 a.m. at the World War I Remembrance site where Xerxes crosses Victory Memorial Drive in North Minneapolis.  Site is described briefly in the attached video.  After World War I, Charles Loring, “Father of the Mpls Parks system” lined the drive with plaques and trees remembering the 568 Hennepin County soldiers who lost their lives in the war so horrible it was supposed to be the end of all wars.  30,000 people came to the dedication in 1921.  At 8 a.m. we will observe a moment of silence, particularly noting the line where the flagpole casts a shadow at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.  Then the walk:

8:10 a.m.   Leave the Memorial, walking east on Victory Memorial Drive, then on to Webber Parkway, till we reach 42nd and Lyndale, by the big Camden sign on a store.  This spot, the beginning of the 42nd Ave. Bridge over the River, will the first place to join in for those not doing the entire walk.

8:45 a.m.  Cross the bridge and head south on St. Anthony Parkway which soon merges with Marshall Street.  Marshall and 31st will be a second join in spot.  There is a bit of a park at 31st.  Nothing fancy, but it is a park.

9:20 a.m.  Leave Marshall and 31st and head south on Marshall to Betty Danger’s, a moderately legendary restaurant/bar with an operating ferris wheel in the front yard.  It probably won’t be operating at 9:30, but it means you can’t miss this last join in spot.

9:40 a.m.  Leave Betty Danger’s and head for Sheridan Park.  About a block or two north of Water Street, there is a trail leading off of Marshall straight down to the Park and the Veterans Memorial where the Remembrance will begin at 10:30.  We will head down to the River there.

For those who did the 11 mile walk from Minneapolis to the ringing of the State Capitol Liberty Bell 11 times on November 11, 2019, this will be a mere, but ceremonious, walk in the park.  It will be 38 above, not close to zero, and the walk is less than half as long.  As needed, we will figure out transportation back to Victory Memorial Drive (unless you just want to walk back).

For additional information or to let us know you’re coming, please contact Barry Riesch at bwrvfp27@gmail.com