Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Northfield's annual tribute to veterans was held on Memorial Day morning at the Northfield Veterans Memorial at Riverside Lions Park.  The Northfield High School Band, directed by Mary Williams, performed the National Anthem, America, and other patriotic songs, joined by singer Barb Klinkhammer.  The Memorial Address was given by Don Pankake.  Northfield Mayor Mary Rossing gave a brief address in which she spoke of the difficult economic times, and called members of the audience to service.  She asked veterans to continue to help pass on to the next generation the values of democracy, good citizenship, and service.  Here is a set of three photographs from the event.  Griff Wigley has many more photographs, and links to photos and a video from the Northfield News, in his post on LocallyGrown

At the ceremony, wreaths were placed on crosses to honor those who have died in wars and conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terror.  Here is a list of the local veterans who have died in the past year, and who were honored with the laying of flowers at today's ceremony:

  • Rolf Aaseng
  • Wayne Becker
  • Vernal Benrud
  • John Breitzman
  • Edwin Budin
  • Arnold Buich
  • Darwin Deim
  • Eugene Dingels
  • John Distad
  • Arlie Egland
  • Richard Fehner
  • Jennings Feroe
  • Raymond Getting
  • Maurice Karl Harbaugh
  • Robert Harter
  • Ralph Haugen
  • Henry Helgen Jr.
  • Eiler Henrickson
  • Harry Herder
  • Dwight Herman
  • John Hertogs
  • Llewellyn Hurlbert
  • John Iversen
  • Walter Johnson
  • Larry Lace
  • Raymon Larson
  • Christopher Lund
  • Roy Matheson
  • Nehl Mckone
  • Ronald Morrow
  • Edgar Olander
  • John Palm
  • John Rezac Jr.
  • Curtis Samuels
  • Fracis Skluzacek
  • Rald Strand
  • Cmdr. Gary Switzer
  • Paul Thompson
  • Thomas Tuma
  • Marvis Williams
  • Edgar Wolfe
  • Oliver Younger
  • Kenneth Zessin