Schedule of Events

Rice County Veterans Memorial Schedule

Memorial Paver Count is: 872 as of: April 20th, 2021.
Purchase a Paver for your Veteran(s). This is an everlasting tribute to their service and sacrifice. A paver certificate will be made available on this site with purchase. Just click on the Veteran’s name.
For questions or more information contact Richard Cook at 507-210-8525

Memorial Day 2021

Monday, May 31st, 2021

  • 9:00 AM Ceremony at the Rice County Veterans Memorial
  • 10:00 AM Parade – Central Avenue to Central Park
  • 11:00 AM – Central Park Ceremony
  • 12:00 PM – Luncheon at American Legion Post 43
  • 2:00 PM – Shieldsville Veterans Memorial Ceremony

 Veterans Day 2021

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

  • 11:00 AM Ceremony at the Rice County Veterans Memorial
  • 12:00 PM – Luncheon at American Legion Post 43

Recent additions to the Memorial include:

  • The addition of pavers ordered through February of 2021
  • Updated Paver Directory Book
  • Phase III – Colonnades
  • Phase IV – Granite tablets for each branch of service
  • Updated Eternal Flame Lighting
  • Memorial Signage “Thank You Veterans”

Current project status includes:

  • Memorial Dedication planning
  • Civil War Paver expansion
  • Long-term maintenance/upkeep

If you would like to assist with helping to lay pavers or be involved with other aspects of the Memorial Expansion project, please leave your name/number at Faribault American Legion Post 43: “ATTN: LEGION COMMANDER”

Your Veterans Memorial continues to progress with additional pavers being added as the engraving is completed.

The Memorial Committee Thanks You for your continued support as we honor all Veterans.

Thank You for supporting the Rice County Veterans Memorial!