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Students salute veterans for their service

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Veterans and community members perused the New Richmond Middle School Veterans Museum created by the eighth-graders in the middle school media center following the school’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11. (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 16
Members of the American Legion Color Guard salute the flag after placing the colors at the front of the middle school gym during the school’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, in New Richmond. (Photo by Jordan Willi)3 / 16
New Richmond Middle School choir students sang “Thank You Soldiers” during the school’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11, in the middle school gym. (Photo by Jordan Willi)4 / 16
Local veterans visited St. Mary Catholic School in New Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the school’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. Following the ceremony, the student council members hosted visiting veterans at a coffee and sweets reception, which allowed students to listen to and talk with the veterans. (Submitted photo)5 / 16
St. Mary students celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with local VFW Post and veteran parents. After a short program of patriotic songs, reciting of the “Soldier's Creed,” and a presentation on flag folding. (Submitted photo)6 / 16
Cade Colbeth read "The Things that Make a Soldier Great" at the Veterans Day program at the Somerset High School, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)7 / 16
Marine Corps Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Bryan Bodrog, told students about his wartime experience in Fallujah, Iraq, during the Veterans Day program at the Somerset High School, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)8 / 16
Nicole Quaderer read "In Flanders Fields" at the Veterans Day program at the Somerset High School, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)9 / 16
Members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 were honored during a ceremony at the high school, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)10 / 16
Members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 were honored during a ceremony at the high school, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)11 / 16
Members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 were honored during a ceremony at the high school, Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)12 / 16
Veterans retire the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the high school, Friday morning in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)13 / 16
Students took time to personally thank members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 for their service following a ceremony at the high school Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)14 / 16
Somerset High School staff joined students in personally thanking members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 for their service following a ceremony at the high school Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)15 / 16
Students took time to personally thank members of Somerset American Legion Post 111 for their service following a ceremony at the high school Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)16 / 16

Area schools gave a salute to local veterans during their annual Veterans Day ceremonies. St. Mary's School held a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 8, while New Richmond Middle School and all three schools in Somerset held their ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11. 

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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