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9/11 and Global War on Terrorism Remembrance Task Force

Also known as:
9/11 20th Anniversary Task Force
Active dates:2020 -
Established by Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs

The 9/11 and Global War on Terrorism Remembrance Task Force was formed to honor and remember Minnesotans, Minnesota Veterans and their families whose lives who were forever changed by the events of 9/11/2001 and the Global War on Terror. The task force strives to educate current and future generations of Minnesotans about the sacrifice and high cost of maintaining freedom. The purpose of the task force is to preserve, educate, recognize, remember, commemorate, and engage the public about Minnesota’s history and sacrifices during 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism.


Laws of Minnesota 2021, 1st Special Session, chapter 12, article 1, section 37, subdivision 2(m) provides a onetime appropriation of $500,000 for the task force to host a remembrance program in September 2021. The task force must collect, memorialize, and publish stories of Minnesotans' service in the Global War on Terrorism and impacts on their dependents.


The taskforce will include one member each from the Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House of Representatives, two MDVA staff, a member from the Minnesota Military Museum, and up to eight citizen members, selected by the appointing authority, the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
"9/11 Day of Remembrance": 9/11 directly impacted my journey of military service. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Pressroom, 9/8/2021.
"9/11 Day of Remembrance" ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Pressroom, 8/17/2021.
MN task force on 9/11 seeks stories for next year's 20th anniversary. St. Paul Pioneer Press, 9/12/2020.
20th Anniversary of 9/11 and Global War on Terrorism Focus of New Taskforce. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Pressroom, 9/10/2020.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2020.
Record last updated: 11/16/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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