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A day to honor veterans, the flag and more

 

November 15, 2019

Jana Peterson

The folks at Aspen Arms celebrated Veterans Day with a visit from members of the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, who conducted formal ceremonies and later joined many of the veterans and residents who live in the Cloquet apartment building for coffee and donuts. Above right, Honor Guard members begin the process of folding the flag by opening it, while DAV auxiliary member Loralee Prouty explains the symbolism behind every fold. Top left, Army veteran Scott Sutherland explains the meaning behind the Missing Man Table, which honors fallen, missing or imprisoned military service members.

Jennie Hanson

Carlton County DAV and Cloquet VFW senior vice commander Gary Dahl said Veterans Day is special.

"It's a day when veterans get together and experience comradery and share stories, food and more with each other," he said.

Photos by Jana Peterson

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In Cromwell, veterans were honored at the school with song, posters (pictured right) and treats. They shared stories of their war and life experiences at Villa Vista/Cardinal Court. The story of current Airman First Class Curtis W. Hanson's story was displayed along with his uniform (pictured below). Photos by Jennie Hanson

 
 

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