Program Schedule 2023

9:30am gates open

10:00am - 4:00pm Event


Location: Flag Pole. 11am


11:00am  New Prague Veteran Honor Guard presents the raising of the American Flag

·     National Anthem- sung by John Stephens

·     Three rifle volley (for the POW/MIA's)

·     Playing of Taps- Steve Skluzacek

·     Opening prayer - Fort Snelling Chaplain, Ken Beale

·     Welcome from Jennifer & Mark Jensen

·     Welcome from Scott County Attorney and Military Veteran, Ron Hocevar

·     Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" sung by John Stephens

Location: Speakers Tent


12:15pm - 1:30pm

·     Butch Whitehead- DAV of MN

·     Tom & Jessi Mc Kenna - Every Third Saturday

·     Erik Therwagner- Home Front Heroes- Military Spouse scholarships through the Think Great Foundation

·     Dorothea Johns- WWII History Roundtable

·     Michael Ireland - Civil Air Patrol


1:40   Parachute jump by US Navy SEALS Patriot Parachute Team   (stage break)        

2:00 - 3:30    ETS Veteran Panel presentation, "Bringing Veterans All the way Home"

3:30 - 3:50 Presentation of Service Flags

3:50 Sheldon Bryant 22 | 22 In their Honor

4:00 End of program

Afternoon activities

·      Old Time music by Craig Evans (banjo) and Anabel Njoes (fiddle)

·      Live radio remote by KCHK Radio (9am - 11am)

·      Veteran Resource tables

·      Big Thunder Monster Missile air cannon by Jim Bendzick of Thunderacres

·      Author/Historian tables

·      Silent auction- first item starts closing at 12:30

·      Lunch by Grill Star Catering

·      Scott County Sheriff Recreational Safety Equipment on display

·      Scott County Mounted Patrol

·      Products of the Hive booth

·      Free Food Concessions

·      Kids Boot camp (16' climbing wall and 60' obstacle course)

·     Kids Inflatable Jousting ring (25' x 25')

·      Self -guided farm animal tours

·      Woodturning demonstrations

·      Calf bottle feeding demonstrations

·      Corn shelling demonstrations

·      Sheep shearing demonstrations

·      POW/MIA table ceremony

·      Hay wagon rides- 12:00Noon - 3:30pm

·      Local artisans/Veteran owned businesses/vendors

·      Free doggie treats at the Service Dog tent

·      Fort Snelling Chapel

 ·    Military career placement agencies

 ·    WW II Re-enactment Camp representing the US Army 105th Combat Engineers, 30th Infantry Division, European Theater

 ·    Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

·    Operation Empowering Hope

 ·    Service Flag Tradition

 ·    Service Dog tent

 ·    Military Jeep rides

·    United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) to display two model submarines