Victory Memorial Drive
Trees and monuments along Victory Memorial Drive honor the 568 Hennepin County service men and women who died in World War I. Dedicated to fallen soldiers in 1921 and rededicated in 2011, the drive is located in the northwest area of Minneapolis and the eastern border of Robbinsdale. Victory Memorial Drive is part of the historic 50-mile Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System owned and managed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
November 11, 2018, marked the 100-year anniversary of the WWI armistice, which ended fighting on land, sea and air between U.S. allies and their last opponent, Germany. The armistice called for a ceasefire effective at 11 a.m. Paris time on November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).