MINNESOTA MILITARY MUSEUM
CAMP RIPLEY, 15000 HIGHWAY 115
LITTLE FALLS MN 56345
September 14, 2015
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information contact:
Executive Director, Jeff Thielen
CAMP RIPLEY, MN – The Minnesota Military Museum has a new website which now includes a “Veterans Registry” and requests the publics’ assistance to gather Veterans Stories.
The Registry is a statewide database containing information about the military service of individual Minnesota veterans. A qualified veteran is anyone who once served or is serving in the US military and was either born in Minnesota or has lived in Minnesota.
“We are excited to have this tool to help us collect the stories of Minnesota Veterans” stated Chad Conrady, museum archivist.
“The history of every veteran’s service needs to be recorded and preserved” continued Conrady, “and this is the perfect tool to do so. We encourage Veterans, family members, and interested individuals to help build this registry and submit one or more veteran’s stories”.
The website Registry is easy to use and anyone can submit a Minnesota Veterans story and pictures of veterans from the Civil War to today. This service is free of charge and part of the mission of the Military Museum to preserve records of Minnesota Veterans service and to preserve the artifacts related to their service for future generations.
Interested veterans and individuals should visit www.mnmilitarymuseum.org and click on Veterans.
“It is our goal to have the most comprehensive online data base of Minnesota Veterans available to the public”, concluded Conrady.
The Minnesota Military Museum is open seven days a week from May through September and Thursdays and Fridays from October through April, and special tours may be coordinated at any time.