Memorial to military families dedicated Saturday 15 Jun 15

A new memorial dedicated to military families was dedicated on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday. The Minnesota Military Family Tribute is designed to honor families of active and veteran members of the military. The memorial is located on teh southern end of the Capitol grounds and has three design elements: a walkway lined with trees, benches and flowers including red poppies; Story Stones representing all 87 counties in Minnesota and a Gold Star table symbolizing the family dinner table. Construction on the $1-million dollar project began a year ago. The cost was covered by private donations.