Sesquicentennial Celebration
May 23, 2008Public
Photo: F-16's fly over the Capitol Building during Minnesota State's Sesquicentennial Celebration.
Photo: Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Maj. Gen. Larry W. Shellito, the adjutant general of Minnesota stand before a formation of Soldiers and Airmen during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo: Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion Lt. Col. Greg Thingvold gets a chance to connect with his wife, Sara; son, Derrick; and daughter, Brooke Lynn via satellite during Minnesota State's Sesquicentennial celebration. The 2-147 AHB is currently serving overseas in Iraq, and is scheduled to return home in August.
Photo: Minnesotans, dignitaries, and members of the military gather to celebrate during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo: Soldiers and Airmen compise a color guard representing each battalion and wing in Minnesota during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo: A colorguard made up of Soldiers and Airmen representing each battalion and wing that make up the Minnesota National Guard march away from the Capitol Building during Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial Celebration.
Photo: A colof guard representing every battalion and wing in the Minnesota National Guard marches to the stage during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo: A color guard and formation took position on stage following performances by the Minnesota All-State Choir and Band during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo:  “Thank you Greg, and thanks to all of our Minnesota troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and all around the world,” said Maj. Gen. Larry W. Shellito, adjutant general of Minnesota, before inviting Thingvold's family to the podium to connect with him live via satellite during Minnesota State's Sesquicentennial celebration.
Photo: Brooke Lynn Thingvold, daughter of Lt. Col. Greg Thingvold, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, speaks to her father, who is deployed in Iraq, via satellite at the Minnesota State Sesquicentennial Celebration. Thingvolds wife, Sara, and son, Derrick, are also pictured.
Photo: Native Americans perform percussive music during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.
Photo: Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks during a ceremony held in front of Capitol Building for Minnesota State's Sesquacentennial.