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Honoring Veterans

A new flagpole and flag were dedicated at Maple Ridge Manor in Alexandria (across from Ron’s Warehouse) on Veterans Day. Nationwide Housing Corporation provided the funds for the project. Vietnam veteran Vince Wogan worked with Curtis Brown, maintenance, to raise the flag. Others present included (left to right) Deb Godding, who has a son, Joe Brown, in the military, Tom Godding, Kelsey Brown (not pictured) and Kelly Brown, manager of Maple Ridge Manor. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)1 / 2
Elks in Alexandria served a free breakfast for veterans on Monday. About 100 people dined on pancakes, sausages and eggs before partaking in other Veterans Day activities. (Randy Jansen/Echo Press)2 / 2

A variety of events occured Monday throughout Douglas County to honor the area’s veterans on Veterans Day.

From flag raisings and breakfast events to special speakers and essay readings, the day was made special for those who served our country.

See Page A1 and A8 for more information and photos on local Veterans Day events.