Robyn Pfeifer and Ashlyn Mettler-Hatalla sing the national anthem at St. Croix Central Middle School’s annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 11, as members of New Richmond VFW Post 10818 salute. Afterward, Heidi Heinbuch, a long-term fifth-grade substitute teacher at SCC, spoke of her time in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. (Photo by Sarah Young)1 / 3
Members of New Richmond VFW Post 10818 show students and staff at St. Croix Central Middle School how to correctly fold an American flag and what each of the 13 folds mean at the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11. (Photo by Sarah Young)2 / 3
The St. Croix Central Middle School eighth-grade band plays a selection of patriotic music, Armed Forces on Parade, under the direction of Kim Hopkins. The band played music representing each branch of the military and asked veterans to stand when they heard the music of their specific branch. (Photo by Sarah Young)3 / 3
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.