Saluting our veterans

She bent down and whispered in his ear, “Thank you for your service!” while securing an American flag pin onto his shirt. This motion was repeated almost 30 times as The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine team members Kari, Emily and Sam recognized resident veterans during a Veteran’s Day program held on Nov. 12.

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Wellhaven veteran experiences once in a lifetime trip

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 is a day that Robert “Bob” McLawhorn will never forget. The day may have begun and ended in the same place, but what happened in between was described as both “humbling and memorable,” by Bob.

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A token of appreciation: Kingsway veteran receives Quilt of Valor

As a red, white and blue handmade quilt was wrapped around Severin “Buddy” Riesgraf, a huge smile came across his face.  Buddy, a Kingsway Retirement Living resident, was honored for his military service in front of family and friends during a recent Quilts of Valor presentation by St. Croix Hospice.

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Veteran served stateside during WWII in Military Police

In 1945, Allen G. Peltz stood 100 feet from the casket of deceased President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington D.C. It was a long way from home for Allen, a farm boy born and raised in Belle Plaine, Minn., during the depression.

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