Twin Cities Heroes Parade Honoring Post 9/11 Iraq Veterans

MINNEAPOLIS — Veterans of the Iraq War will be honored at 11am Saturday, April 21, at the Twin Cities Heroes Parade on Nicollet Mall in appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

Inspired by the first grassroots parade held in St. Louis, and in partnership with the nonprofit organization, the Welcome Home Foundation, Minneapolis will become one of the few cities in the United States to hold an event honoring post-9/11 Iraq veterans. The theme is “United in Thanks,” highlighting the importance of a community unified in gratitude.

The parade will begin on Fifth Street and finish on Eleventh Street. During the parade, there will be a “Resources Plaza,” located at Peavey Plaza. That weekend, Twin Cities businesses and restaurants will feature specials for veterans as part of “Heroes Weekend”. Participating businesses and restaurants will be listed on the event’s website. Funds raised beyond the need of the parade will be given to the Minnesota
Assistance Council for Veterans.

Is with the support and participation of our community that we give these men and
women and their families the thanks they deserve.

For more information on volunteering, donating, or participating in the Heroes Parade, Heroes Weekend, and Resources Plaza, visit the event website: or email

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