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Col00 ISSUE NUMBER 46 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA SINGLE COPY $1.00 Ranting memories of soldiers past with poppies 1 Photo= Park River Mayor Dan Stenvold declared Tuesday, May 24 Poppy Day in Park River. The auxiliary's efforts kicked off the night be- fore as they picked up their bundles of pop- pies from Ye Olde Medicine Center and went door-to-door handing them out to the commu- nity. On May 24, Park River American Legion Auxiliary members went from business-to- business to hand them out. Left: Ann Berg makes a donation to the poppy program and receives a poppy from Park River Legion Auxiliary member Laurie Larson. In the spring of 1919, amidst complete devas- tation, poppies bloomed in abundance on the battlefields of France where so many soldiers had fallen in battle. John McCrae immortal- ized the imagery of the poppy growing strong among the destruction in the poem "In Flan- ders fields". According to the American Legion Auxiliary, in 1921, the auxiliary adopted the poppy as the organization's memorial flower and pledged its use to benefit servicemen and their families. Each nine-piece poppy is made by veterans for veterans in Auxiliary sponsored Poppy Shops that supplement physical and psycho- logical therapy needed by hospitalized and disabled veterans. The Auxiliary provides the materials and the volunteers. The veteran makes the poppy and is paid a small amount for each flower. No matter what the cost of maintaining and supplying the Poppy Shops, the memorial ppy is never SOld, but given in exchange for a contribution. "'Z-k]['J[ItC]["IL(Q'St'b \\;"%StlLll;U[qFr" Soldiex"s words to be shared in Adams By Allison Olimb of The Press ADAMS, N.D. I Every soldier has a :story. Some never "spoke a word; others still never make it home to tell theirs. During World War II, Ron Hagen's brother was captured. For years Glenn Hagen waited. In the final days of the war Stalag 3B was bombed. Glenn never made it home. Months later, his family was told of what happened, but Glenn's story didn't stay in Germany. Lloyd Walhaug of Oklee, Minn., a man who spent the majority of his time right there with Glenn in that prison camp returned his journal to ihis family in Adams, N.D. As a part of the Memorial Day service in Adams being held 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29 at the Mountain Lutheran Church, the Adams Legion would like to honor the memory of those left who served in WWlI -- Laddie Bata, Lester Above: Glenn Hagen (pictured above) kept the story of his time as a prisoner of war in Germany during WWII in his Wartime Log. The journal contains a piece of history through photos, drawings, letters, news clippings and more. The journal made it home after the war even though Glenn did not. Jasmer, and Del Owen -- and a special honor to one who was the first to enter the service from the Adams community, The story of what Glenn Hagen, son of happened to Glenn as a Goodwin and Edith prisoner of war, kept in Hagen. the diary he carried with Soldier's words 'Limelltes' to bring new activity to PR By Allison OlJmb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The driving force behind the new Park River acrobatic gymnastics programs walked into the room with a folder filled with ideas, t-shirt designs, leotard options, and the cherry on top -- the new organization's first donation check. The plan Deena Lorton has been working on for the past two years is finally coming to life -- the Limelites are coming to town. The board members of the Park River Acro Team, which has been named the "Limelites" with the team colors are lime green and black, will be hosting a meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m. on "Limelires" Co ltEe, 6 Summer fundralser to bring blooms this June PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Back by popular demand! A wonderful way for area gardeners to thin out overgrown plants and save seedlings that have sprung, up in the garden this spring. Blooms in June Plant Sale & Seminar, sponsored by the Park River Community Club, will be held on June 8, 2011 in the Fair Room--Hockey Arena at 510 6th St West in Park River, ND from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the Blooms in June Plant Sale support upkeep of plants on the bike path, hanging baskets, and in the new mini-park downtown Park River. Last summer's sale was a fun way for area gardening enthusiasts to come together and we would like to make this sale and seminar even better! A.K.' Moe, of Grafton Blooms Con pag,' 5 4-H news See paKe 5 The word from the third grade See p,ag, e' 9 "And ]['n-, lpud oo, he ,aunt Anntc]rloamt, I whee at lat 1[ ]kntow 1[ nn threc, And I won't tog.et the nn, en ht,0, dlii, edl,. "who gave that riight 0, nnt, d" Lee Greenwood Outstanding elementary students See paffe 7 Memorial Day Schedules See p,ag,e 4