Remembering the fallen

The annual Memorial Day program was held at City Square Park in Waconia on Monday, May 28. Here, Sgt. Joseph Niesen, Jr. Vice Commander of VFW Post 5462, stands guard by a grave that symbolized all of the veterans who have died for this country. The flowers symbolize the departed’s brotherhood, truth and justice (red), purity (white), and truth and fidelity (blue) and the wreath represents eternity. For more, see this week’s Patriot. Patriot photo by Todd Moen