Thank You Veterans!

Thank You to All of Our Veterans!! Thank you to those who are presently serving our great nation, the United States of America!! Thank you for your courage and dedication. Thank you for our freedom. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!

Photo from the Past / Journal Pratriot Newspaper / Eden Valley, MN / April 30, 1997

Caption in Journal Patriot:                                                                                                                Ole Iverson and James Pinch, 1919:  Ruth Swenson of Atwater submitted this photo of her grandfather James Pinch, a former resident of Eden Valley who died in 1923.  James Pinch (on right), according to Ruth, built the Eden Valley Creamery, Assumption Church and the Soo Line Depot, along with several barns in the area.  Ruth’s father, Ole Iverson, is the doughboy on the left.

My mom, Ruth Swenson (November 12, 1919 – March 1, 2004) was born in Burbank Township north of New London, MN, her parents were Ole and Mabel Iverson.  My Grandpa and Grandma Iverson were proud American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members at three different posts during their lives: New London, Cosmos and Atwater.

U.S.A. Flags at ACGC South Elementary, Cosmos, MN / Photo: Tami Tagtow

Atwater American Legion Honor Guard at Union Cemetery, 2010 / Photo: Tami Tagtow

Veteran’s Day Program at ACGC South Elementary, Cosmos, MN,                                   November 11, 2010 ~ West Central Tribune Video by Carolyn Lange & Edited by Jannet Walsh ~ Minnesota Native Daughter

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood  YouTube Video by Jul 10, 2007

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