Camp Ripley Breaks Ground on New Military & Veterans Museum

19 Sep 2023

Community, News, Business Expansion, Economic Development

Over 200 Minnesotans attended a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum on Sunday afternoon.

Located across the street from Camp Ripley near Little Falls, the new site is expected to ensure easy access by the public.

“[With] 300,000 veterans in this state today, Minnesota is now home to more than 43,000 Post 11 veterans alone,” said retired U.S. Army Four-Star General Joseph Votel. “And you can imagine how many more stories are yet to be told by them. And the other 100 are 250,000 veterans from Vietnam, Korea, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, as well as a number of our World War II veterans. That is why this groundbreaking is so important.”

The original museum has been within Camp Ripley’s walls since 1977. However, as the veteran community continues to grow in Minnesota, it was only a matter of time before the museum followed suit.

Watch the Lakeland News segment and read the full article here.