Joy Friedman was raped when she was 15 years old. Although she escaped from the home where she was held captive for more than 24 hours, it took her 22 years to get away from the grasps of men who profited from her being forced to strip for or have sex with multiple men.
Before he was even old enough to sit up on his own, baby Rylan had been hit by his mom’s boyfriend on more than one occasion.
The message was to the point at two Memorial Day services hosted Saturday by the Anoka County Veterans Council – “never forget, ever honor.”
Doug Fischer, who was reappointed by the Anoka County Board May 12 to a fourth, four-year term as county engineer, is a third generation civil engineer in his family.