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Friday, November 10, 2017: Veterans Day ceremonies were held at the Brainerd High School. 
Flags were handed out, compliments of Fleet Farm in Brainerd.

Lots of smiling faces that day.
The Honor Guard from the Brainerd American Legion, VFW, and DAV was there to present the colors.
The Brainerd High School combined 9-12 grade choirs, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Symphony performed.
Dr. Robert Uppgaard, from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, was the main speaker.   The 94 year old veteran was a Seabee in World War Two.  Seabees are the U.S. Navy's construction force.  Uppgaard told about taking a part in setting up the Mulberry Harbour, just after D-Day at Normandy. France, in 1944 to aid the Allied invasion of Europe.  Their motto, "The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a a little longer." 
The local chapter of Quilts of Honor chapter presented hand-made quilts to seven World War II veterans at the ceremony.
Shown receiving one was Herb Thiesse of Brainerd, a WWII U.S. Army veteran.  He is a retired farmer now.
Everyone applauded their service.
Dr. Uppgaard was thanked by Kathy Hegstrom, head of decorations for the event.
Many students took flags with them on the way back to class in the school.

Quote of the day:    Nicely done.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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