Wadena area veterans honored in annual school program

Wadena PJ

Wadena-Deer Creek students in grades K-12 turned out Monday to pay tribute to servicemen and servicewomen in the annual Veterans Day Program.

Sergeant First Class Matthew J. Carkhuff delivered the...

Sixth grader Jaxson Brown read his winning essay on "The Story of the Statue of Liberty." Brown was one of seven essay winners from the fifth and sixth grades. Seven other students were honored for their runner-up essays. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
A large crowd gathered in the gymnasium of the Wadena-Deer Creek Junior/Senior High School Monday morning for the annual Veterans Day Program. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Arnold Hartjen of Wadena, a veteran of service in the United States Navy, smiled as he listened to K-12 vocal music students singing "Thank You, Soldiers." Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Sgt. First Class Matthew J. Carkhuff, a graduate of the WDC Class of 2002, was the Veterans Day Program's Keynote Speaker. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Roger Bahls led the VFW Color Guard procession Monday morning kicking off the annual Veterans Day Program at the Wadena-Deer Creek Junior/Senior High. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal.
Mary Ellenson directed K-4 students in singing "The Heart of America." Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal

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