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VFW honors local school patrols

On Wednesday, May 8, a pizza party was held in honor of the area school patrols by the Hebert-Kennedy Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW in Cloquet.

On Wednesday, May 8, a pizza party was held in honor of the area school patrols by the Hebert-Kennedy Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW in Cloquet.

There were 97 students honored from the following schools: Churchill Elementary, Queen of Peace School, Washington Elementary, Cloquet Middle School and Winterquist Elementary in Esko.

The children learned the proper way to fold an American flag along with the meaning behind each of the 13 folds. They learned the history of the Buddy Poppy and its significance to the VFW and also the meaning behind the missing man POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) table.

They received a welcome and praise from Cloquet Deputy Police Chief Terry Hill and a few police officers. The children also received a Certificate of Appreciation, an American flag sticker and a $1 gold coin. Then they all had pizza, provided by Sammy's Pizza of Cloquet, before being bused back to school.

The VFW has been hosting this appreciation lunch for the school patrols for over 50 years.

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