Photos from the 2012 Display
The 2012 event had a wonderful turnout with over 1,300 people attending. The display showcased military history from the Civil War through modern day with photos and stories of the veterans that used the items on display.
The address by BG Robert Cayton at the November 11th program was great, as was the special music provided by the West Central Connection Chorus.
BG Robert Cayton, the 2011 speaker. To read more about him, click here.
Special display dedicated to some of the fallen service members from this area.
Multi-Generational display. On this section, three generations are shown along with a wedding dress made from an Army parachuete sent home during WWII.
Various hats on display along with displays of some military insignia.
On November 12, a special recognition ceremony was held to recognize veterans of the Cold War. Each Veteran was given a special certificate signed by Major General Rick Nash, the Adjutant General of MN, and Larry Shellito, Commissioner of the MN Department of Veteran's Affairs. The certificates were presented by Commissioner Shellito and Mr Harry Sieben, the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.
Presentation to one of the many Cold War veterans in attendance.
Mr Sieben, Jon Lindstrand, and Commissioner Shellito during the Cold War Recognition event.
Stand And Salute American Heroes allowed me to nominate, and present four local veterans with a plauqe of thanks and recognition of their service during the event. Four servcemen, representing four branches of the military.
US Army WWII Veteran Reuben Hoglund.
US Army Air Corps WWII Veteran Don Jacobson.
US Navy Korean Veteran Darrel Larson.
US Marine Corps Veteran Jim Halsey.