Reminder: Honoring our Military Heroes/True Sons of Freedom Art Exhibit

Monday, Nov. 6 | 4:30 p.m. | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Stage

A veteran appreciation event honoring our military heroes will be held Monday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Stage. It will explore The True Sons of Freedom Art Exhibit on display in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts gallery, commemorating World War I by showcasing powerful photographs of African American soldiers from Virginia who fought overseas for freedoms they were denied at home. These pocket-sized portraits, submitted by these Veterans, challenge the stereotypes and cultural limitations of their time.

Guest speakers include alum Markus Krueger, program director at the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, who will share an interpretation of the True Sons of Freedom exhibit, weaving together accounts of the servicemen pictured with stories of Veterans from our region; alum Dave Bellefeuille, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs senior administrative officer and an active-duty Navy Veteran who served for 10 years, will share his invaluable insights and experience working with Veterans persevering in higher education; and MSUM Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Arrick Jackson, also a Veteran, will conclude with meaningful reflections on the importance of supporting our military community.

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MSUM is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please contact Chuck Eade at You will be contacted individually to discuss your request.