Lighting ceremony for lighting of the flags at Veterans Memorial Park

July 13, 2017

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A lighting ceremony for the flags at Veterans Memorial Park was held during Summerfest. Pictured left to right are Janet Olsen and Marcy Sommervold of the Parade of Flags Committee, Mayor Julie Hogie, Margaret Erickson, whose generous donation made the lighting possible, and Reuben Hansen American Legion Post 195 Commander Scott Pearson.

By Tammy Mathison

The flags at Veterans Memo­rial Park will now be lighted at night, thanks to a generous do­nation from Margaret Erickson.
A short lighting ceremony was held Saturday, July 1 at 9 p.m. with Mayor Julie Hogie, Reuben Hansen Post 195 Legion Com­mander Scott Pearson, and City Administrator David Blees pres­ent.
Mayor Julie Hogie thanked Margaret for her donation, which was in memory of her husband Donald Erickson, who was a veteran and member of the American Legion.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.