Memorial Day

At 99 1/2 years old, Lloyd Johnson dressed in his military uniform for Harris American Legion Post 139 services on Memorial Day. Johnson has been a member of the Legion since returning home from Europe at the end of World War II. A captain in the U.S. Army, he recalls entering Germany with his field [...]

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Office offers help obtaining headstones for military veterans Memorial Day is a time of reflection, a time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Walk through just about any cemetery and it’s easy to come across headstones that pay homage to this country’s fallen veterans. Sometimes, though, those who have [...]

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(slideshow)   Memorial Day services were held throughout the area, at many cemeteries and in North Branch at Central Park. At the Covenant cemetery in Harris, Zack and Lindsey Ploetz placed the flags as names of the fallen buried there were read. Among them were Russell and Harvey Stark, brothers who lost their lives in [...]

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Tour the Folsom House The tour guides at the Folsom House Historic Site are getting ready to welcome visitors Memorial weekend. Opening the same weekend is the Taylors Falls Historical Society’s Visitors’ Center in the lower level of the historic depot, now the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center. Tickets for the Folsom House will be sold [...]

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American Legion Post #85 – North Branch The traditional North Branch Memorial Day Parade begins at 11:15 a.m. at the Legion Hall May 28, and ends at Central Park this year at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Staff Sergeant James Kraus. He is currently assigned to the 850th Engineer company, a veteran of Operation [...]

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