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PHOTOS: Flag raising ceremony held as Bemidji State honors veterans near and far

A handful of Bemidji State University students and staff along with members of VFW Post No. 1260 gathered in front of Deputy Hall on Thursday to raise a flag in honor of the men and women who fought for our country’s freedom.

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VFW Post No. 1260 members and BSU students and staff salute to a new American flag near Deputy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, on the Bemidji State campus.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — Braving the freezing rain on Thursday, Nov. 10, Bemidji State University students and staff members honored U.S. military veterans ahead of Veterans Day by raising an American flag in front of Deputy Hall.

The short ceremony, performed by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1260, began with lowering the soon-to-be-retired flag, unclipping it from the rope on the flagpole and handing it off to be folded. The crowd of about 20 stood watching as the new flag was attached and raised in its place.

Once the new flag reached the top of the pole, associate professor of instrumental music at BSU Scott Guidry performed “Taps” as attendees and veterans looked up with a salute to the American flag.

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VFW Post No. 1260 members lower the soon-to-be-retired American flag near Deputy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, on the Bemidji State campus.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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VFW Post No. 1260 members attach a new American flag to the pole near Deputy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, on the Bemidji State campus.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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VFW Post No. 1260 members and BSU students and staff salute to a new American flag near Deputy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, on the Bemidji State campus.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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VFW Post No. 1260 members salute to a new American flag near Deputy Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, on the Bemidji State campus.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

Maggi is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer focusing on outdoor and human interest stories. Raised in Aitkin, Minnesota, Maggi is a graduate of Bemidji State University's class of 2022 with a degree in Mass Communication.
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