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POW / MIA BENCH DEDICATION on September 17, 2010

Darlene Quandt, Don Mitchell Scott Smith and Scott Eggert
by POW MIA bench on POW MIA day

(National POW/MIA Day is the third Friday in September)


Photo people entering the Memorial - courtesy Potter Photography
(photo courtesy of Potter Photography)

People entering the Memorial for Memorial Day program 2009


photo Governor Arriving

Governor Pawlenty arriving at the
Veterans Day event

Governor Pawlenty with Kellie Frost,
who sang a song during the program

The Governor with Pastor Phil Shaw,
his wife Faith and his son Luke

New Life Worship Kids
performing a song

Linda Malnar with
Congressman Tim Walz

Lonnie Hebl, Mark Allen
and Governor Pawlenty

SEPTEMBER 11th, 2007

Wayne Stillman with Jake and Tracy
of Fox Country Radio, who furnished the sound system and music
at the Sept 11th event

Sheriff Steve Borchardt,
Sheriff of Olmsted County
speaking at the Sept 11th event


Operation Hometown Gratitude is a project that students of the Rochester High Schools started to send packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to show our support. The packages contain toiletries, snacks and personnel items.

Corey Hinsch, Adam, Brandi Veith and Nate Fritz with Carla Nelson at Barlows Hy Vee.

Kelcey Evers, Katie White and Dayton Root
with Harold Perry and Glenn Miller at Hy Vee.

Rod Lee with students Corey Hinsch &
Bryan Ehni at Hy Vee North.

Other Great Programs held at the Memorial

Veterans Day 2005

Wayne Stillman
Amy Kunz
Rod Lee

Army Reserve Band - July 2003

Tom Overlie, Jane Belau and Cynthia Good
entertainers at 2004 Veterans Day Program

Gold Star Widow Statue - 2004

Carl Beeler (on the right)
walked 250 miles to the Memorial

Charles Lindberg Program - 2002

Oct. 2001 - MN Gov. Ventura Program

Kevin Torgenson - Taps

MN Gov Ventura with the Commissioner of Corrections.  October 2001.

$500,000 Check Presentation Program

Rod & Nina Lee - Vietnam Bench Dedication
September 2002

VFW Color Guard at Bench Dedication

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