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Memorial Day Observances

A Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji at 10 a.m. Monday. The Gettysburg Address will be read. Beltrami County Commissioner and veteran Joe Vene will sing the Star Spangled Banner. Iraq War veteran Gabe Wakanabo will give a speech as part of the...

Northwoods Adventure: Kayak Trip for Veterans

It all started at Crosslake Dam where veterans from the Eagle’s Healing Nest gathered their kayaks to prepare for a trip down the Pine River. The Nest provides assistance with the healing of the invisible wounds for service men and women who have experience psychological trauma....

Sanford Bemidji Offering Veterans Support Group

BEMIDJI, MINN. – Sanford Bemidji offers a support group, Sound Off, for combat veterans. It is held from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s Conference Room A, located immediately to the right through the hospital’s main east...

Wreaths For The Fallen 2015

Last December 3,800 wreaths were placed in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls to honor the United State’s fallen veteran’s. With over 400 additional interments each year along with the extension of three additional State of Minnesota veterans’ cemeteries, more...

Bemidji Stands Down for Local Vets

Wednesday marked the Stand Down for Vets event at the Bemidji National Guard Armory building. It’s designed to be a one-stop shop for veterans to make them aware of the benefits and services they qualify for after they defended their country.

Aitkin Veteran’s Field

The Aitkin Football Field to this point has been an unnamed field, simply going by The Aitkin Football Field. But Come Friday, the Aitkin Football Association will be dedicating and renaming the field “Veteran’s Field.” The association feels strongly in honoring...

Memorial Day Pizza

To honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our country, there was no price for veterans at a local pizzeria today. It was the first time the local restaurant had done this, but they said there was no better way to honor those who served. Bruce Wallen, a United States...

Minnesota Veterans Seek Help At MACV StandDown

Established in 1990, MACV got started providing housing for four homeless veterans. 25 years later, they now serve more than 25,000 vets each year, with events like their StandDown. With over 50 providers of veteran services, the StandDown is simply a way to get veterans all the...

Bemidji Aircorps Aviation Brings Restored WWII Plane Back To Life

Her name is Sierra Sue II. She’s a 1944 p-51 mustang fighter plane. And, she’s one of the rarest planes of her kind that are still flight-worthy. Thanks to Bemidji Aircorps Aviation, people are getting a chance to see the refurbished P-51 in all its former glory as...
Posted On Nov. 12 2014
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New Memorial Celebrates All Veterans

Two years and $65,000 dollars later, Northern Beltrami County finally has a new veterans memorial. At a dedication ceremony today, veterans, family members, and friends turned up in red, white, and blue to show their support for all service men and women. The memorial features an...
Posted On Oct. 13 2014
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