by Cori Hilsgen
How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend? Maybe you did some camping or fishing in the rain. Maybe you gathered with family and friends. Hopefully, you spent some time thinking about and thanking veterans for the sacrifices they made protecting our country’s freedoms.
by Steven Wright
Among the gravestones, flowers and flags, a small group began to gather inside Sacred Heart Cemetery Monday morning. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Sauk Rapids lined up to march, share a few words and reflect on the importance of Memorial Day. Vietnam Veteran and VFW Chaplain Jerry Hovanes opened the ceremony with a prayer to the more than 100 people who attended.
by Dennis Dalman
Memorial Day in Sartell began on a misty morning, which gradually turned into a slight drip-drizzle, but that kind of somber, mournful weather seemed to fit the mood of the ceremony – the sadness of the sacrifices of so many American soldiers and their families for their country.