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Monday, November 11, 2019:   Veterans Day.  Ceremonies were held at Riverside Elementary School where students sang. 

The Brainerd Color Guard was at all of the ceremonies that day.

It was also Walt Straka day in Brainerd.  He received an award at the Brainerd High School. 
Walt was one of 64 taken prisoner of war at the beginning of World War Two. 
Half were killed by Japanese on the Bataan Death March or in a prison camps. 

Ceremonies continued at the All veterans Memorial in Brainerd.

A free lunch was provided to veterans at Applebee's in Brainerd.

Students sang and spoke at Harrison Elementary school in Brainerd that afternoon.

There were high- fives too!

Quote of the day:    Veterans Day helps us remember those who keep us free.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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

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