Veterans Day Salute

Master Sgt. Roger Rands of the United States Marine Corps addressed students at Parker Elementary School in Elk River on Thursday, Nov. 10, at a program for veterans and students. Rands was particularly proud to speak on what was the 236th birthday of the Marines

Students across the Elk River Area School District did not have school yesterday, but their schools made sure to fit patented programs in to remember the fallen and thank those who have served the United States. Enjoy the pictures that were snapped at some of the programs that took place in recent days.

The Elk River Color Guard was busy this past week, including here as they marched toward Lincoln and Parker Elementary students. The Elk River Police Honor Guard and the Sherburne County Honor Guard also were called into action.











Greg Heinecke joined his daughter Carlie Heinecke at the Hassan Elementary program. This Rogers Girl Scout turned 11 on 11-11-11, a day when she also remembered a grandfather who was an Army veteran. Her favorite numbers are 11 and 14. This year on 8-14-11 her brother is also having his golden birthday, so the family is going to try to plan a trip to Disney World.
Fifth-grader Kayleen Deuel spoke with a veteran who had her picture on a Lincoln Elementary wall.













Meadowvale Alumnus Tony Thompson was recognized by two former teachers, Mrs McKernin and Mrs. Ellingson, during the program.













Retired music teacher Marilyn Tice couldn’t miss her first veterans program since calling it a career. She was recognized with an award.
Well-known veteran Marshall Harris spoke with an Otsego Elementary student after his speech.









Destin Puchtel giving his speech at Twin Lakes.













Major Jon Osterman, an officer in the United States Army and a teacher at Elk River High School, talked about the history and importance of Veterans Day.