Walker American Legion to host Sept. 11 observance


The Spencer-Ross American Legion Post #134 of Walker will conduct a flag ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, at the Veterans Podium on the north lawn of the Cass County Courthouse in Walker. The public is invited to attend.

  • 9 a.m.: Spencer-Ross American Legion Post #134 of Walker Honor Guard posts the colors.
  • 9:01 a.m.: Legion Auxiliary Chaplain Nancy Wagner/opening remarks/ prayer.
  • 9:05 a.m.: Cass County Sheriff Honor Guard posts and unfolds flag, the Spencer-Ross American Legion Post #134 of Walker Honor Guard fires three rounds and play taps, Cass County Sheriff Honor Guard refolds the flag.
  • 9:10 a.m.: Thirty seconds of siren sound followed by 30 seconds of silence.
  • 9:11 a.m.: Flag lowered to half-staff by the Walker Area Joint Fire Department.
  • 9:12 a.m.: Ceremonial cannon salute.

The flag will fly at half-staff for the remainder of the day.

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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