veterans
On Veterans Day in 1985, President Reagan spoke of those who laid down their lives for our country. “Most of them were boys when they died,” he said, “and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived.” When today we honor the men — and [...]...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Weather permitting, work could begin yet this fall on a veterans memorial for Sherburne County that has been in planning stages since 2004. After approving a memorial site plan Aug. 16 for land in Becker that is shared by the county history center which opened and...Read More
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by Jim  Boyle Editor If things work out as they are being planned, Elk River-area men and women in the military and their families will have a convenient place to turn for help when they need it. A Beyond The Yellow Ribbon program is being organized to help military families in the Elk River area. ...Read More
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When men and women serve in combat overseas to defend their country, they have a reason to believe they will find a job when they return home. That, unfortunately, is not the case, both in the country and in Minnesota. In the country, 13.3 percent of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq cann...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Mike Beyer, the 2nd Vice Commander of the Elk River American Legion, tapped on a bell as this past year’s roll call of deceased veterans was read this past Monday.   The Memorial Day service was moved to the Legion after storms moved the area in the morning. Nearly 300 peo...Read More
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by Briana Sutherland Contributing writer Until recently, veteran William M. Coombs’ tombstone was illegible. This past Memorial Day his memory and that of all all the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Civil War were remembered. Members of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Re...Read More
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