Events & Programs

May 18, 2019: VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk

 

Select VMH 5K to view the registration form.


 

Honoring Afghanistan Veterans     

Veterans Memorial Hall is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18. The race begins at 9:00 AM. Join us for the race at The Other Place Bar and Grille, 3930 East Calvary Road in Duluth. Free parking is available for participants across the street in the Voyageur Bus Company lot. This annual event is open to all ages.

Runners may register ($25) on-line with a credit card at http://www.tempotickets.com/VMH5KRUN2019. Registration forms are also available at the administrative office of the St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota or by clicking on RUN. Completed forms may be returned with payments (cash or check) to the Society’s administrative office.

Please direct questions to John Werner, Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee Member at wernercsm@gmail.com.

Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program between the St. Louis County Historical Society and military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota. Its mission is to gather, preserve, interpret and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities.  There are more than 7,500 veteran stories on the website www.vets-hall.org.

Businesses, please consider sponsoring this event.  Select sponsor form for details.

 
 
 
 
 

THE BATTLE TO BRING MAJOR HENRY A. COURTNEY, JR.’S MEDAL HOME

UPDATE: Please read "Nonprofit agrees to reconsider family’s request to display Medal of Honor in hero’s hometown" by Matthew M. Burke of Stars & Stripes. 

 

The Star Tribune article “Minnesota Family Pleads with Foundation to Return a Fallen Uncle's Medal of Honor” by Jennifer Brooks shares the story of the battle to bring Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr.'s medal home.

“For years, the Courtney family and the St. Louis County Historical Society have pleaded with the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge to return or briefly loan them the medal for the newly renovated museum’s Henry Courtney exhibit.”

To learn more about the family's campaign read the Stars & Stripes article by Matthew M. Burke entitled "They Don’t Tell His Story".
 
"Thus far, the Valley Forge, Pa.-based Freedoms Foundation has refused to discuss the request with the family and the Veterans Memorial Hall. The family and its supporters have taken their fight public.”

You can find the Freedoms Foundation on Facebook.
 
Discover additional details about the life of Major Courtney on our Veterans Memorial Hall website.

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