Jenkins VFW to host celebration of lost veterans March 17, 2021

The event is designed to honor those who died while crowd restrictions limited funerals.


Jenkins VFW wants to celebrate veterans who have died over the past year and have not had a proper celebration of life due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

The event will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Jenkins VFW Post 3839, with an honoring ceremony at 6 p.m. Irish stew will be served to those who attend.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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