A Veterans Day program presented by the Osakis VFW Post 7902 took place in the auditorium at the Osakis Public Schools on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The program was facilitated by Lee Christopherson, there was a presentation about poppies by Calvin Uhl and a Veterans Day message from Pastor Donald Wagner. The advancing of the colors and retiring of the colors was performed by the VFW Post 7902 Honor Guard.

Pastor Donald Wagner gives a Veterans Day message during a program at Osakis Public Schools.
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Pastor Donald Wagner gives a Veterans Day message during a program at Osakis Public Schools. Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Judy Jensen. Folding of the flag was performed by Rob Matheny, John Pallow, Carson Bergquist and Jacob Uhl.

Lee Bottelberghe conducts the Osakis High School Concert Band during the Veterans Day program Thursday morning.
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Lee Bottelberghe conducts the Osakis High School Concert Band during the Veterans Day program Thursday morning. Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press

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Music was provided by the Osakis High School Concert Band under the direction of Lee Bottelberghe and the High School Choir under the direction of Rachel Gruendemann with accompaniment by Kari Christians.

The Osakis High School Choir performs at the Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11.
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The Osakis High School Choir performs at the Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11. Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press