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Marines, including Howard Maninga, at far left, stand at attention during an annual flag retirement ceremony Saturday north of Ponsford. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A day of remembrance and respect

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With amber waves of grain waving in the background an annual flag raising and retirement ceremony took place on a bluff north of Ponsford Saturday.


The 5th annual All Veterans Tribute was held at Howard Maninga's Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Bunker Hill Road in Becker County. Maninga is a Vietnam vet who has built a war memorial on his rural property.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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