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HONORING VETERANS

Local veterans salute the United States Flag during the singing of the national anthem at the New Richmond Middle School’s Veterans Day Observance Program on Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Jordan Willi)1 / 16
Colonel Steven Bensend, who retired from the Wisconsin Army National Guard in August 2010, speaks to the gathered crowd of veterans and middle school students during the New Richmond Middle School Veterans Day Observance Program on Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 16
American Legion Post 80 marches to the front of the New Richmond Middle School gym for the Presentation of the Colors during the middle school’s Veterans Day Observance Program on Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Jordan Willi)3 / 16
New Richmond High School band director Matt Mealey plays the bugle call during the New Richmond Middle School Veterans Day Observance Program on Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Jordan Willi)4 / 16
Members of the American Legion Post 80 salute the colors after they placed them at the front of the middle school gym during the New Richmond Middle School Veterans Day Observance Program on Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Jordan Willi)5 / 16
Members of the American Legion Deneen-McCabe Post 432 raise their guns for a gun salute during the Roberts Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial in Roberts on Saturday, Nov. 8. (Photo by Jordan Willi)6 / 16
Members of the group Joyful Brass played a selection of songs during the Roberts Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial in Roberts. Making up the group are (from left) Patty Robertson, Laurene Ray, John Hueg and Pete Close. (Photo by Jordan Willi)7 / 16
A veteran from VFW Post 10818 flips pancakes in the kitchen at the National Guard Armory in New Richmond during a Veterans Day pancake breakfast held for the community on Sunday, Nov. 9. (Photo by Micheal Foley)8 / 16
Veterans and volunteers with VFW Post 10818 and Ladies Auxiliary served up pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and more for hundreds of community members at a Veterans Day pancake breakfast held Sunday, Nov. 9, at the National Guard Armory in New Richmond. (Photo by Micheal Foley)9 / 16
Members of American Legion Post 111 led by Robyn Major present the colors at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Somerset High School. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)10 / 16
Students show their respect during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Somerset High School. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)11 / 16
Somerset High School student Lauren Skoglund read the poem, “The Things That Make a Soldier Great” by Edgar Guest during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Somerset High School. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)12 / 16
(From left) Veterans Robin Major, Gerald Michels, Scott Hovet and Mike Connor of Somerset Legion Post 111 took part in the Veterans Day Ceremony at Somerset High School. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)13 / 16
Veteran Robyn Major gets a hug from Racheal Russell following the Veterans Day Ceremony at Somerset High School. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)14 / 16
Marine Staff Sergeant Robert Stevens makes a presentation to the students at Somerset Middle School on Veterans Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)15 / 16
Thank you. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)16 / 16

Area communities honored those who have servered during Veterans Day programs through the week. 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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