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Jacobson Memorial to be dedicated
Sunday, May 24th at the Mouse River Park

By Marvin Baker
The Kenmare News

Family, friends, neighbors, Army buddies, and high school classmates of Larry Jacobson are encouraged to attend a dedication ceremony in his honor, Sunday, May 24th at 3:00 p.m., in the Mouse River Park.

At that time, a memorial to Spc. 5 Larry Jacobson will be dedicated, according to his high school friend, Craig Livingston.

Jacobson, who grew up in the Norma area and was in the class of 1968 at Kenmare High School, was killed in action in Vietnam on August 26th, 1970. He was 21 years old and the son of Arthur and Doris Jacobson of Norma.
He was the only known Soldier from Renville County who was killed in Vietnam, but Livingston said this memorial will serve as a reminder to everyone that many more from Renville County have served in the U.S. military and it will serve as recognition to all who have taken up arms on behalf of the United States.

“It’s not just for Larry, but for all veterans,” Livingston said. “Yes, his name is on it, but it’s for all veterans.”

As Livingston has been working on the logistics of the Memorial weekend service, he’s been trying to locate people who may have known Jacobson to invite them to attend.

In fact, he said there was another soldier from North Dakota who witnessed Jacobson’s Huey go down in Ba Xugen province, South Vietnam.

“Somebody from North Dakota was in that helicopter behind him,” Livingston said. “I would really like to make contact with that person.”

Livingston, who resides in Mohall, said he recently approached the Renville County Commission to request the possibility of creating a memorial for Jacobson.

He said the commission voted unanimously for him to move forward on his idea.

Livingston said little about the actual memorial for Jacobson. He said it will be approximately 12 x 16 feet and will feature a type of shadow box, with Jacobson’s photo, among other items, a bench and the Army grave marker recognizing Jacobson shortly after his ... (To read this and more, see this week's issue of the Renville County Farmer.)

Kilee Radzwill receives Constitution Award

Kilee Radzwill, a senior at MLS-Mohall is the winner of this year’s Constitution Award. The Constitution Award is sponsored by the State Bar Association of North Dakota for the 67th consecutive year.

This award recognizes a senior student in the school who has “the best understanding of the function of the Constitution of the United States in our form of government.”

Respect for the Flag

Members of the Bothun Peterson Post #213 American Legion demonstrate to the MLS-Sherwood students the proper way to dispose of the American Flag.

On May 13th and 14th, the Sherwood American Legion and Legion Auxiliary visited the MLS-Sherwood School where they presented programs on the proper way to respect our American Flag.

On Wednesday, May 13th, the Legion Auxiliary began by showing a video on why the American Flag needs to be respected by everyone and the proper way to show our respect.

Following the video, the students and teachers got red, white, and blue star-shaped cookies as a snack. Then there was another animated video on the meaning of the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Following the videos and a short discussion, Legion members showed the proper way to fold the American Flag. Mr. Ryan Ziliak, who is both a Legion member and also a Deputy with the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jolene Pardo, along with Legion Member, Terry Miller, folded a flag and inserted it in a flag case. Each student and teacher received a small American Flag.

Pictured above: Deputy Jolene Pardo, left; Terry Miller, center; and Deputy Ryan Ziliak, right, demonstrate to the MLS-Sherwood students the proper way to fold the American flag.

On Thursday afternoon, May 14th, the MLS-Sherwood students went to the Sherwood Memorial Hall where the American Legion members showed the proper way to dispose of American Flags that have served their purpose and were worn out. The students sang “You’re A Grand Old Flag” both when they arrived and as they left. The flag-burning ceremony is practiced by many American Legion posts throughout the nation each year. American Legion Post 213 in Sherwood has a flag disposal ceremony each year.

MLS-Sherwood elementary students stand underneath the American Flag with the small American Flags which they received from the Bothun Peterson Post 213 American Legion and Auxiliary. The students spent two days learning about the proper respect for the American Flag, as well as how to dispose of the flags properly after their use.

Memorial Day services scheduled
McKinney Cemetery Memorial Day Program will be held at McKinney Cemetery on Saturday, May 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. Everyone welcome!

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Tolley City Hall.

The annual Memorial Day program, sponsored by the Clarence McCormack Post #195 American Legion and Auxiliary, will be held on Monday, May 25th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.
Auxiliary members will serve a meal following the services, which will be held in the Donnybrook Community Center.

The Kenneth L. Renz Post #279 will hold their annual Memorial Day Program at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25th at the Lansford Community Center. The speaker will be Maj. Rebecca Corbin, Operations Flight Chief of the 5th Engineering Squadron and active squadron commander at the Minot Air Force Base.

A ceremony at the cemetery will follow, weather permitting.

There will be no Memorial Day Service in Mohall again this year. Members of the George T. Taylor American Legion Post #52 will be participating in Sherwood’s 78th annual Memorial Day Service.

The Bothun-Peterson Post 213 of the American Legion in Sherwood will host its 78th annual celebration on Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015. The American Legion members will be joined by Canadian Legionnaires from Carnduff, Estevan, Storthoaks, Redvers, and Carievale in ceremonies that originated in 1937. The RCMP from Carnduff has been an active participant in Memorial Day almost since its inception. The Renville County Sheriff's Department and the ND Highway Patrol, and the U. S. Border Patrol also provide much color to the parades.

Ceremonies begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Sherwood Customs Station at the U.S./Canadian Border where American Legion and Canadian Legion members exchange flags.

Following that brief ceremony, everyone will assemble at the MLS-Sherwood High School gymnasium at 11:00 a.m. for the main program. This year, they will honor Vietnam veterans during the program. The main speaker will be Mr. Orlan Hall, a Vietnam veteran, and a very accomplished speaker.

Following the program at the school, there will be a parade down Main Street (weather permitting) with a stop at the Firemen's Memorial for another brief ceremony. Following that, everyone assembles at the Sherwood Union Cemetery where the soldier statue will be decorated with wreaths from both the U.S.A. and Canada.

The day finishes with a lunch served by the American Legion Auxiliary to everyone involved in Memorial Day at the Sherwood Memorial Hall on Main Street.

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