Events & Programs
Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner Dedicated to “The Year of the Servicewoman”
The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans’ Memorial Hall program invites the public to the 11th annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The theme of this year’s event is the “Year of the Servicewoman: A Salute to Women in the Military.”
The event begins with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) and will end by 8:00 p.m. Also spotlighted will be the presentation of the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to this year’s winner.
Proceeds from the event will help support the Veterans’ Memorial Hall program of the St. Louis County Historical Society.
The keynote speaker will be former Chief Master Sergeant Jodi Stauber, who will talk about her career in the Minnesota Air National Guard. Stauber began her military career in 1986 when she enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard and rose to become the 148th Fighter Wing’s Command Chief, the highest enlisted position in the unit. As the Command Chief, she reported directly to the Wing Commander on any and all issues affecting the entire enlisted force such as, morale, readiness, retention, promotions, training and recognition. She retired in 2010.
Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall office at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot) or reserved by calling 218-733-7500.
This community-based event is being sponsored by many leading local businesses. The Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association will prepare the dinner and donate these services.
Veterans’ Memorial Hall was established in 1909 and is a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. It is the mission of Veterans’ Memorial Hall to preserve and collect veterans’ stories and artifacts and to educate the general public about the history of veterans from northeastern Minnesota.
Contact: Dave Boe
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802
New Program Manager Hired for Veterans’ Memorial Hall
Dave Boe has joined the St. Louis County Historical Society as Program Manager of the Veterans' Memorial Hall. He will manage the VMH Program in all its functioning areas, including the oral history program, artifact and archival management, event and exhibit production, fundraising and public relations.
Boe served 20 years in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and Air National Guard. He served in the United States, Central America, Germany, the Balkans and Southwest Asia. His duties included air defense artillery, quartermaster, administration and public affairs. He previously worked as the veterans representative and assistant registrar at Lake Superior College, a staff assistant on military and veterans affairs for U.S. Congressman James Oberstar, and, as a communications professional, has written and spoken extensively on military, veterans, historical and political affairs.
He has a Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin Superior.
The Veterans' Memorial Hall is a joint project between the St. Louis County Historical Society and regional U.S. military veterans. Its mission includes, in part, preserving and interpreting the experiences of veterans, their families, and their communities through the museum, archival, website, and educational programs.
2016 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship
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