Public Art

Saluting our Veterans!

Photo Veterans Salute two Flat metal panels of art 4 feet by 8 high depicting women service members
Photo Veterans Salute plaque dedicating the metal art to women service members

In 2021, the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund called for proposals for memorial projects that would serve veterans and veteran communities. Veteran and local public art advocates applied for and were awarded grant funding for a project that specifically honors Minnesota women veterans and is presently on display at the Ramsey Municipal Center.
The 10-foot high, solid steel memorial celebrates a long history of Minnesota Women serving in the military and their many achievements and contributions. Depicted are a female soldier in combat and a female pilot. Women have proudly served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines—in active duty, as state reserve and guard duty, and activated from the Reserve and National Guard. 
Ramsey’s Women Veteran Memorial recognizes the brave and selfless Minnesota women who have served our armed forces with dignity and honor.
Funding and advocacy for this tribute are from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund ($4,725.52), Otsego VFW Post 5518 ($5,000), Mid-State Metal Works, Rumriver Art Center, the City of Ramsey, and by artist SSG Mary J. Horgan, USA, RET.