Saturday, December 9th, 2023 Church Directory
THE BIG LAKE LEGION held a flag and wreath ceremony at their Veteran’s War Memorial park at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. (Submitted Photo).
THE BECKER LEGION presented the colors to students last Friday and the youngsters understood the significance by rising to their feet and honoring the flags. (Submitted Photo).
HIGh SCHOOLERS did their usual part in honoring veterans by decking out their vehicles with patriotic flags and banners and parking along Sherburne Avenue while they attended classes. (Submitted Photo).

Area Veteran’s Day events bring large crowds

Servant leadership is what was acknowledged last weekend as America celebrated Veteran’s Day.

The Patriot’s readership areas — including Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake and Clearwater —  held events last Saturday to honor and celebrate the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the nation’s founding in 1776. 

Becker held services throughout their school buildings on Fri., Nov. 10. Big Lake held a service at their Big Lake Veteran’s Memorial park last weekend to honor all service people.

Veterans Day is a time of celebration as American citizens celebrate the service of all who have worn a military uniform. Of the uniforms worn by service members,  the colors may have been different but they all served under the red, white and blue.

Americans will always mourn the veterans who are no longer with us and that is what Memorial Day is for. Veteran’s Day is differnet. It is to celebrate the lives of both living and dead service people who have dedicated their lives to servant leadership.