Fallen for our freedom
Wind-whipped Memorial Day doesn't stop locals from remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice
June 2, 2022
A wet and windy Memorial Day didn't halt services in Hartley – it just necessitated a change of plans.
American Legion Post #288 moved Monday's program inside to the Hartley Community Center due to less-than-ideal conditions outside. There, Aaron Van Beek, volunteer president and director of Midwest Honor Flight, gave the keynote address urging attendees to remember the supreme sacrifice give by America's bravest so we can be free today.
Six new flags were dedicated to the Avenue of Flags during the service: Lee Currier, Alvin Petersen, Harold Hoftyzer, Glenn Stoterau, Larry Wills and Way...