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Honoring our brave

By Staff | Nov 5, 2010

Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. All veterans are honored on this special day. This year the Rugby American Legion is paying special recognition to those soldiers who became Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.

The Veterans Day program will be held on Thursday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall.

The program opens with the Advance of Colors by the American Legion Color Guard, which includes John Heilman, Darcy Martin, Ron Torgerson, and Duane Johnston, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The invocation will be given by Rev. Virgil Moser. Daryl Kuhnhenn, commander, Rugby American Legion, will introduce the guests.

The Rugby High School Brass Ensemble will perform “America” and “The Star Spangled Banner” under the direction of Tilman Hovland.

The Veterans Day address “A Tribute to POWs/MIAs” will be presented by Bob Hunskor. A Moment of Silence will be held as a tribute to deceased POWs and MIAs.

Tilman Hovland will play “Taps” followed by the benediction presented by Rev. Moser.

The program will end with the Retiring of Colors.

A noon lunch is open to the public served by the American Legion. This will be followed by a meeting of the World War II Last Man’s Club.

The following is a North Dakota list of Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, and those killed in action, but the body was never returned: David Donald Berdahl, Minot; Thomas John Beyer, Fargo; Ronald Dale Bond, Fargo; Clifton Emmet Cushman, Grand Forks; James Alan Fowler, Bismarck; Jon Alfred Greenley, Fargo; Wendell R. Keller, Fargo; William Tod Potter, Grand Forks; Martin W. Steen, Grand Forks; and Deland Dwight Zubke, Grassy Butte.

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