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Quad Dusters and Searchlights (DQS) at a reunion in Rochester July 2008

photo DQS Reunion group photo

Group Photo

photo Gold Star Mother
Steve Moore and
Gold Star Mother of a Duster
from Rochester MN

Jane Barton's and Stephanie Koenig’s Class from Lincoln K-8 Choice School at Memorial April 2008
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Maintenance Department celebrates Veterans Day every year with cakes for all branches
of the service and coffee and they decorate their room patriotically.
Dale Meyers is shown with few of the participants holding one of the cakes."



Support The Troups Rally III
September 23rd, 2006


Kay Marie Loftus of Eyota attended the Support The Troops Rally on Saturday at the
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester to support her brothers.

Joey Loftus is a federal law enforcement officer and
Tony Loftus is a senior drill instructor in the Marine Corps


Bob Dole visited the Memorial
  on August 26, 2006

click to view photos of Bob Dole's visit

Colin L. Powell

visited the Memorial
on May 16, 2006

Wayne Stillman
Harry Kerr

"Secretary Powell was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he held myriad command and staff positions and rose to the rank of 4-star General. His last assignment, from October 1, 1989 to September 30, 1993, was as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the Department of Defense. During this time, he oversaw 28 crises, including Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf war. "


Ninety two year old veteran from Texas, Bill Holmes with a member of the rising generation, Allison Smith, showing the purpose of the Memorial.

"Lest rising generations have no sense of the sacrifices of which they are beneficiaries"


SFV Memorial Committee at a dinner sponsored by the Broadstreet Café in 2004


KTTC 10 who make a difference 2004

10 who make a difference 2004

1966 Billboard

Committee Tour SE MN Memorials

Donna & Wayne Arnold, Bev Dewitz

Rep.Gil Guktnecht & Wayne Arnold

HyVee Award Acceptance

Joe Powers, Canadian Honker Award

Pepsi Award Acceptance

Sam's Club Fund Raiser

Scott Nelson, Widow Statue 2004

Memorial Day Crosses 1998

Visitors Walter & Jerry Moore from California with the statue of the Widow & Child.

R. Lee, B Dewitz, B. Sheridan, M. Peterson, Rep Fran Bradley and F. Riester at Captial

Placing Crosses 1998
Committee Members
Terry Throndson with Bev DeWitz and Craig Qualey-Fisher accepting award from Wayne Stillman
Chuck Lindberg, flag raiser at Iwo Jimo, by his engraved likeness
Lonnie Hebl and Floyd Riester with Dept of Corrections Commissioner
Members of Korean Veterans Club accepting award from Wayne Stillman
Wayne Stillman with Mayor Chuck Canfield and Rod Lee drawing for free paver
Workers and Sentence to Serve crew
Wall graphics committee meeting
(back row) Ken Zubay, Harry Kerr, Lonnie Hebl, Bob DeWitz
(front row) Del Ollhoff, Merle Peterson, Lyle Lubahn
Merle Peterson and Rod Lee placing plaque from Civil War era at entrance
Governor Jesse Ventura laying a tree paver honoring his parents
Amy Lovett and John Adam's Student Council accepting award from Glenn Miller for sponsoring a tree paver
Ray Sibley and Pat Lehay working on names to go on wall
Committee members receiving Proclamation from Minnesota House of Representatives
Engraving at front entrance of Memorial
Sentence to Serve crew cleaning the Memorial

Nate Fritz, Lacey Pegram, and Brandi Veith,
of Operation Hometown Gratitude
at James Rabe KROC Radio show

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Visitors Walter and Jerry Moore from California with the statue of the Widow and Child at the Memorial