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Veterans put loyalty on display

A procession of veterans from VFW Post 10818 march into the Paperjack Elementary gym with the American flag as part of a program on Friday, May 2. (Photo by Jordan Willi) 1 / 6
Veterans from VFW Post 10818 and American Legion Post 80 stand watch over an American flag as it is burned during a flag retirement ceremony at Mary Park in New Richmond as part of Loyalty Day events on Thursday, May 1. (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 6
Karen Green (left) dressed as Betsy Ross and Matt Mooi dressed as Uncle Sam show off the original American flag design featuring 13 stars and stripes to a group of students at Paperjack Elementary on Friday, May 2, as part of this year’s Loyalty Day events. (Photo by Jordan Willi)3 / 6
Veterans from VFW Post 10818 and American Legion Post 80 unhook the American flag from a flagpole at Mary Park in New Richmond before placing an older flag on the pole for a retirement ceremony on Thursday, May 1. (Photo by Jordan Willi)4 / 6
Veterans from American Legion Post 80 and VFW Post 10818 stand at attention while an old American flag is flown before being retired during a flag retirement ceremony at Mary Park in New Richmond on Thursday, May 1, as part of this year’s Loyalty Day events. (Photo by Jordan Willi)5 / 6
A line of veterans from VFW Post 10818 and American Legion Post 80 march forward during a flag retirement ceremony on Thursday, May 1, at Mary Park in New Richmond as part of this year’s Loyalty Day events. (Photo by Jordan Willi)6 / 6

Members of the New Richmond VFW Post 10818 and American Legion Post 80 celebrated Loyalty Day on May 1 with a variety of events, including a ceremonial flag burning at Mary Park as well as a Flag Program at Paperjack Elementary on May 2. 

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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