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Volunteers honor Pequot Lakes area veterans for the holiday

Pequot Lakes High School National Honor Society students step up to help.

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Pequot Lakes National Honor Society student Nic Kotaska works to install a wreath at a veteran grave in the Pequot Lakes Cemetery during the Saturday, Dec. 4 Christmas for Vets event. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

Volunteers braved the early morning cold Saturday, Dec. 4, to hang wreaths at veterans' graves in the Our Savior's Lutheran Church Cemetery and Pequot Lakes City Cemetery.

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Pequot Lakes Senior Julia Keiffer was one of 12 Pequot Lakes National Honor Society members to turn up Saturday, Dec. 4 near Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes to help put wreaths on veteran graves. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

This group and others hung 420 wreaths on graves in these two cemeteries as well as Stony Brook Cemetery, Jenkins City Cemetery, Jenkins Township Cemetery, Norwood Cemetery, Maple Hill Cemetery and Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Volunteers also placed stakes for the wreaths in the ground earlier when the ground was still soft. This is the seventh year of the Christmas for Vets program.

Pequot Lakes High School National Honor Society students offered their assistance Dec. 4, and helped place stakes.

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Pequot Lakes Senior Julia Keiffer was one of 12 Pequot Lakes National Honor Society members to turn up Saturday, Dec. 4 near Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes to help put wreaths on veteran graves. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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