Toufong Lor, former US Navy officer and founder of the nonprofit; American Veterans Memorial Park, has announced the organization has scheduled a Grand Opening event at noon, on Sunday, May 14, to commemorate the completion of phase one of this 95-acre project just south of Cannon Falls.
The land will eventually be developed into one of the largest Veterans Memorial Parks in the United States and will feature a first-of-its-kind Hmong Soldier War Memorial.
Phase One of the project features several miles of bike and hiking trails; still to be developed include an RV Park; a 200-thousand square feet banquet hall and education center; open 365 days a year that is open to the public and can be booked for any event.
The center will also display war artifacts and have a small theatre with a seating capacity of 250 for speakers and presentations. In addition, developers will commission the creation of 11 U.S. war memorial monuments strategically scattered around the property.
Sundays event starts at Noon with a Huey Helicopter landing of retired US Military VIP’s. Park Founders, City and County Officials and all branches of the US military will be represented and honorably recognized.
Around 12:30 pm there will be a flyover of two T-6 Texans planes.
For more information go to https://americanveteransmemorialpark.org/.