The grand marshal of Forest Lake’s July 4 parade in 2012 rode into the sunset last week.
Edward T. Hinrichs, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at the VA hospital. He was born in St. Paul, May 23, 1922. He graduated from vocational school as a cabinet maker, returning to that after the war, before becoming a construction superintendent. During WWII he was a flight engineer on B-17’s, flying 32 missions. [...]
A grand marshal in any parade has one main duty: to wave. That task will fall to Ed Hinrichs in next Wednesday’s Fourth of July Parade in Forest Lake.
Ed Hinrichs of Forest Lake, a World War II Army Air Force veteran who spent years documenting the fate of flyers who were shot down over Europe during the war, will lead the 88th annual Forest Lake American Legion Post 225 Independence Day Parade on July 4th. Hinrichs, 90, was announced as the 2012 parade [...]