NOT FORGOTTEN (slideshow)

North Branch Legion Post 85 Commander Jim Johnson was accompanied by auxiliary member Julie Solle and young Jameson Cole, who is involved in a Navy Cadet Corps program out of Cambridge, in remembering fallen comrade Edward Cedergren at his grave site at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. They also read the names of all the veterans buried there. Photos by Jon Tatting American Legion Post 85, North Branch, was assisted by color guard, rifle squad and VFW Post 6424 in honoring veterans at several local cemeteries including Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery (pictured). American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. A veteran stands with the crowd gathered for the American Legion Post 85, North Branch, Memorial Day service at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good (pictured), sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. North Branch Legion Post 85 Commander Jim Johnson was accompanied by auxiliary member Julie Solle and young Jameson Cole, who is involved in a Navy Cadet Corps program out of Cambridge, in remembering fallen comrade Edward Cedergren at his grave site at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. They also read the names of all the veterans buried there. People attending the North Branch Legion Post 85 Memorial Day service at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. American Legion Post 85, North Branch, was assisted by color guard, rifle squad and VFW Post 6424 in honoring veterans at several local cemeteries including Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery (pictured). A rifle salute during the American Legion Post 85, North Branch, Memorial Day service at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. Another sizeable crowd was on hand for the Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery near the high school in Rush City, where Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 put on an impressive display. Joining the Color Guard were Boy Scouts from Rush City’s Troop 129, while a few veterans in the crowd offered a salute of their own near the end of the program. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good, sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called. North Branch Legion Post 85 Commander Jim Johnson with auxiliary member Julie Solle and young Jameson Cole, who is involved in a Navy Cadet Corps program out of Cambridge, honor the fallen at Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery. American Legion Post 85, North Branch, was assisted by color guard, rifle squad and VFW Post 6424 in honoring veterans at several local cemeteries including Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery (pictured).
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American Legion Post 139 of Harris participated in a well-attended Memorial Day service at Fish Lake Lutheran and its on-site cemetery. Harris Legion Auxiliary members, including Kelly Rogstad and Sharlyn Good (pictured), sold poppies at the program, while another member placed a wreath in remembrance of the fallen veterans there. Grandchildren of local veterans also placed small American flags as the names of the veterans buried there were called.

Local veterans and military organizations, complete with flag-bearing color guards and rifle squads, were well received by a good turnout of people at Memorial Day services held at cemeteries and town squares throughout the area Monday.

American Legion Post 85 out of North Branch, Harris Legion Post 139, Rush City’s Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 and accompanying auxiliaries once again did their part in not letting residents forget the sacrifice and memory of those who lost their lives in service to the country.

Local pastors recited prayer. Scouts and Auxiliaries handled flag and wreath duties. Rifle shots were fired. And it seemed younger veterans of more recent wars participated in greater numbers this year.

— Photos in above slideshow were taken by Jon Tatting

  • MaryHelen Swanson

    Thank you Jon for covering Memorial Day events. Nice job.

  • Jon Tatting

    Thanks, MH. Memorial Day is one of my favorite events to cover. Hope you and your family are well!