Memorial Day

A crowd numbering in the hundreds attended Forest Lake’s Memorial Day service at Lakeside Memorial Park on Monday. 

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Uncooperative weather may have dampened the turnout for the Minnesota VFW Ride for Healing rally in Forest Lake on Memorial Day, but it did not affect the spirit of those involved.

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It was a day to remember fallen veterans and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the State Capitol in St. Paul, as there was special remembrance for Army Spec. Mike Sampson of Columbus who died on Oct. 3, 1970 from wounds sustained in Vietnam. The program, led by the Anoka County Chapter 470 Vietnam Veterans of [...]

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The U.S. flag that covered the casket of Army Spec. 4th Class Michael Sampson of Columbus has remained folded inside a plastic case since the day of his funeral in October of 1970. Until recently.

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