Veterans Day

Veterans Day observances traditionally honor all who have served in the U.S. military. Memorial Day is designated as a day of remembrance for those in our military who have died while defending this great nation during time of war. And while we honor all of those great men and women, there is another special group [...]

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Just wanted to thank the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard, the staff, teachers and, of course, the children of Meadowvale Elementary for another wonderful Veterans Day program. The children sang their hearts out once again this year. You kids make us so proud and grateful to live in Elk River. Thank YOU! — Chuck [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Anyone who’s served in the military since 2003 probably has an Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait story. Jon Ostercamp has one. A major with the Army National Guard out of Bloomington, Ostercamp knew the bulk of his unit, the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division, would be deploying [...]

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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Students at Meadowvale Elementary in Elk River paid tribute to all military branches in a Nov. 10 program for Veterans Day that fell on a non-school day. The program began with students, family and veterans lining up in front of the school at the start of the school day to [...]

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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.     [...]

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Could someone please explain to me why we are celebrating Veterans Day on Nov. 10? Last month I was totally confused when I discovered that Columbus Day had officially been changed to the second Monday in October. After this I guess I will have to remember to check the calendar to see when we should [...]

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Elk River elementary schools have programs to recognize veterans Elk River schools are inviting veterans and the community to a series of programs in honor of veterans. Parker Elementary School will host the Elk River Color Guard at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 for  a Veterans Day program. (There is no school on Veterans Day, [...]

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Staff Sgt. Paul Schmotter will be the keynote speaker at Lincoln Elementary School’s Veterans Day program, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10. There will be coffee and cookies served to veterans in the media center starting at 8:30 a.m. that day, and at 9:20 a.m. there will be a flag ceremony at Parker [...]

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