Events & Programs

Veterans Remembrance Dinner Dedicated to “The Man Behind the Medal”

The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall program invites the public to the 12th annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The theme for this year’s event is: The Man Behind the Medal:  The Story of Duluth’s Native Son, Major Henry Courtney, Jr.

Our keynote speaker is Captain Michael Stainbrook, U.S. Marine Corps, Sr., Delta Air Lines (ret.), and Captain with Northwest Airlines. Court Storey, nephew of Major Courtney, will also be presenting the story of the family’s efforts to Bring the Medal Home for display in Veterans Memorial Hall.

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. Spotlighted will be the presentation of the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship in the amount of $1500, to this year’s winner.

Proceeds from the event will help support the Veterans Memorial Hall Program of the St. Louis County Historical Society.         

Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased at the office of Veterans Memorial Hall at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot), or be reserved by calling 218-733-7586.

This community-based event is sponsored by many leading local businesses. Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association will prepare the dinner and donate their 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:  JoAnne Coombe

Executive Director, St. Louis County Historical Society


506 West Michigan Street

Duluth, MN 55802


The Veterans Remembrance Dinner is sponsored by:

“B” Company Marines - Duluth

Bell Brothers Funeral Home

Combined Honor Guard

Cremation Society of Minnesota

David Wisted Zenith City American Legion Post #28

Dougherty Funeral Home

Duluth Combined Honor Guard

The Jamar Company

JoAnne Coombe

Military Order of the Purple Heart in the USA – Duluth

Petersen, Sage, Layman & Moe, P.A.

Ronald Hein

Sunrise Funeral Home

USS Duluth Crewmembers Association

West Duluth American Legion Post No. 71

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