Memorial Day

Four members of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 died in the past year. Bill DeBates, Don Etrheim, Mark Coney and Wallace Schmuck were recognized during Monday’s Memorial Day program in the community hall in Hardwick by post commander Kyle Oldre (left) and Don Bryan.
Monday’s rain showers forced Hardwick’s annual Memorial Day program indoors to the town’s community hall. About 90 people gathered for Hardwick’s annual event to remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Commander of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 Kyle Oldre...
More than a dozen people gathered early Monday morning to assemble the 110 flags needed for the Avenue of Flags and Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery near Luverne. Thirty-five flags were displayed at St. Catherine Cemetery in preparation for the Monday afternoon service.
  In under an hour, more than a dozen volunteers unpacked, fastened and placed 145 American flags at sunrise Monday in honor of Memorial Day. The early morning hour didn’t bother those who showed up, including the four Sasker siblings as they quickly snapped the flags onto the metal poles and...
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day.
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day for a candlelight vigil honoring those who served their country. Rock County Veterans Services Officer Dave Haugom led the event, which featured live music by Ron and Jane...
Del Hogan American Legion Post #123 will not conduct a Memorial Day tribute at the Beaver Creek cemetery this year. It was the routine of the Luverne-based post to conduct a Memorial Day Service at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne the morning of Memorial Day. After the Luverne event concluded, post...
As I was thinking about Memorial Day weekend, I remember last year there was some online discussion as to flag protocol on Memorial Day. So I did some checking and hopefully this will help you. The American flag is flown at half-staff anytime the nation is mourning. The proper protocol for flying...
Arthur Moeller Legion Auxiliary President Lorna Bryan places a remembrance wreath Monday morning at the American Legion Memorial Day program in Hardwick.
Don Reker’s speech Monday morning in Hardwick wasn’t from the perspective of a soldier. Instead, the rural Jasper farmer spoke from the point of view of a family member who lost a loved one during the Vietnam War. “I have no message of patriotism on this Memorial Day except I know Bob was willing...
We have life pretty good here in Rock County, with relative peace and prosperity that we tend to take for granted. We don’t worry where our next meal will come from and we don’t fear enemy attacks on our community. When we turn on the light switch and water faucet, we don’t give it another thought...
Rick Peterson
If you haven’t notice already, today’s edition of the Star Herald has a number of mentions of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Today’s editorial reminds us of the many blessings we have as free citizens because of the sacrifices that tens of thousands of American servicemen and servicewomen have...
  Remembering those who served Area residents observed Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, and one of the ceremonies was at the Hills American Legion where Don Arends is pictured near the POW-MIA empty chair.   Pictured are the flags and crosses displayed by the Hills American Legion Monday, May 25.  ...

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