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8/29/2013 3:00:00 PM
Honor Guard

To the editor:

Recent events in our small town of Cannon Falls, especially the Civil War band concert and festivities at the cemetery on Memorial Day, shows the pride our small town has toward its honored Veterans, past and present.

Today, as time calls hundreds of our World War II and Korean War Veterans, their comrades render them a final salute.

Veterans who have served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States and have taken the oath of allegiance make up our Honor Guard. All veterans who have served on active duty in a combat theater, overseas, stateside, National Guard or U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine or Coast Guard Reserves are eligible to help give their fellow veterans a final salute.

An all veteran Honor Guard for veteran funerals only has been started. All fellow veterans from Cannon Falls and surrounding communities are welcome to join in comradeship to help us render final honors to our fellow veterans.

The Honor Guard meets every second Thursday of every month downstairs of the VFW/American Legion at 7 p.m.

Two of the greatest honors a veteran has are having served in the military to help defend our country, and giving proper honor to a deceased veteran. This priceless, honor bound duty, requires all veterans to help.

Tom Heski

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