The annual Veterans Day assembly has become an honored tradition at Anoka High School. Students from this school have fought in every U.S. conflict since its first graduating class in 1881.
When the world went to war, life for Americans living, working and raising families in the United States was forever changed. The Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor shattered families’ plans, sent patriots racing to the front lines and meant young men suddenly carried the weight of the nation’s freedoms on their shoulders.
Jason Smith was working at a welding shop in Ohio when he decided to enlist in the Army in 2009 so he could get out of his small town and see the world.
A man of deep family devotion, a love of country and a fierce determination to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in war, Tony Glavan, of Coon Rapids, has made it his mission to place a Minnesota flag on the grave of each Minnesota soldier buried in the U.S. Military Cemetery in Margraten, Holland.
The 45th annual veterans wild game dinner took place on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, at the Anoka American Legion Post 102.
Our veterans have served us. Now, it’s our turn to serve them.