Memorial Hall Veterans
Memorial Hall and the Vision of Peace statue are located at the center of the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse. The marble hall and statue were dedicated in 1936 to the war veterans of Ramsey County. At that time the walls were inscribed with the names of service members from the county who died during World War I.
In 1990, a donation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars facilitated the addition of the names of veterans who died in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Veterans by war
1,584 veterans are identified on these walls, plaques and in written records.
The names of men and women from Ramsey County who gave their lives in military service to our country are engraved alphabetically on the marble pillars located on the first, second and third floors of Saint Paul City Hall – Ramsey County Courthouse.
World War I | April 1917 - November 1918
For Veterans of World War I, when possible, links have been provided to their digitized Gold Star Roll records, archived online by the Minnesota Historical Society. The Minnesota Public Safety Commission and the War Records Commission compiled information on men and women who died while in military service during World War I. Non-combat positions such as nurses are included. The Gold Star Rolls Records provide biographical and service information, occasionally accompanied by clippings, photographs and letters.
World War II | December 1941 - December 1946
Korean Conflict | June 1950 - January 1955
Vietnam Era | February 1961 - May 1975
Recent Conflicts | Afghanistan and Iraq (October 2001 - present)
Soldiers who died during recent conflicts have been added to a plaque on the third floor and will be engraved in the hall when these conflicts have been declared concluded.
Ramsey County Veterans Services assists Ramsey County veterans and their families in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to through the Minnesota and U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs.
Contact a Veterans Services Officer (VSO) by visiting ramseycounty.us/veterans or calling 651-266-2545.
Ramsey County staff and volunteers offer public tours every Monday at 12:15 p.m. Visit the guided courthouse tours site for details or call 651-266-8000 to schedule a group tour.