Veteran’s Corner

Tom Krabbenhoft

Greetings one and all the 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday. Warm weather, cold beer, typically great food, fireworks and freedom.
I read about our founding fathers often. The risk they carried in the fight of this nation’s independence was immense. Loss of land and property, poverty even death. Stark contrast to today’s politicians I compare what they risk and I’m at loss to draw any comparisons. Are we still “Government for the people by the people” or have we slipped into hold onto power at any cost?
This quote from Ronald Reagan in 1967 rings more true now than ever.
“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not our by inheritance, it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again”.
I hope everyone enjoys celebrating Independence Day. I hope you take a minute to think about our freedom and how fragile it is.
Partnerships are important in the military and all aspects of life. Last week a new partnership was born. The Fargo Memorial Honor Guard, The VFW 762 of Fargo and the AMVETs and all Scheels retailers in the FM area got together. We set up at Scheels locations and gave away US Flags. Any flags that were faded, frayed or tore were exchanged for a new one. 150 flags were given away in two hours. We were very pleased with our first time doing this and looking to doing it again.
The Red River Valley Fair honors heroes every year. The event is sponsored by D&S Beverages, a huge supporter of veterans. Additionally they were tip of the spear for the Redhawks military night happening. They also donate to Folds Of Honor among other veterans charities. If you know a D&S employee thank them.
So far this year two veterans I consider brothers will be honored. Tony Baker and Chad Culp.
Congratulations brothers and well deserved.

Thanks to Scheels, Red River Valley Fair and D&S Beverages for supporting military and veterans causes.

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