The Sheridan Veteran’s Memorial, located in Sheridan Memorial Park on the bank of the Mississippi River just north of the Broadway bridge, was dedicated on Veteran’s Day. Dozens of people shivered at the ceremony to honor the memorial and the sacrifice of veterans.
The memorial was the brainchild of a group of World War II veterans from Northeast Minneapolis. They wanted to establish a veterans memorial along the Mississippi River. They ran into roadblock after roadblock until they met up with the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, a newly formed neighborhood group representing the only neighborhood in Minneapolis that didn’t have a park.
Howard Weller, the last surviving member of that group of veterans, spoke at the dedication ceremony. This video takes a look.