Wreaths Across America Day in Minneapolis

Saturday is Wreaths Across America Day, and volunteers nationwide will be laying wreaths at national cemeteries to remember the fallen. FOX 9's Bill Keller speaks with one of the organizers ahead of volunteers laying wreaths at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Veteran's burial flag saved from destruction

The U.S. flag that draped the casket of Thomas Elwin Elmore has been on quite an adventure.  If only it could talk. It is a story that begins with the passing of Thomas Elmore on December 12th, 2022. Elmore served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

FOX Sports to honor Medal of Honor Recipients on NFL Sunday

Look for many tributes to America’s veterans during the NFL games this weekend. But immediately following the Vikings vs. Saints game on FOX 9, the NFL and FOX Sports will air a special halftime salute to Medal of Honor recipients during the Cowboys game against the Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

WWII veteran honored with missing-man flyover at Fort Snelling

The radial engines firing up at Flying Cloud Airport had a special mission.  The pilots climbing into the cockpits of their vintage WWII trainers, T-6’s and SN-J’s and a later model T-34 were all assembling to honor a fellow veteran older than their planes. 

A Ukrainian soldier who came to Minnesota for a prosthetic on why he will continue the fight

On the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we look back on our coverage of the dozens of Ukrainian soldiers who have come to Minnesota for prosthetic care with the Protez Foundation. Dmytro, 25, lost his right foot to a mine while on patrol in the country's east. Like most of the soldiers we spoke with, he said he planned to continue to serve when he got back to his homeland, either as a trainer or on the frontline. Here, he explains why, who is he is fighting for, and what he would like to tell Americans.