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Laporte honors the fallen of Sept. 11, 2001

Members of the American Legion, the Lakeport Township Fire Department and other groups gathered in remembrance of the victims of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

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Jim Smith presented a message from the national commander of the American Legion at the 9/11 memorial ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Laporte. Contributed / Janice Link

American Legion Post and Auxiliary 462 held a 9/11 memorial ceremony Saturday in Laporte.

Speaker Jim Smith shared words from the national commander of the American Legion. In attendance were members of the Lakeport Township Fire Department, Minnesota State Troopers, former students of Smith and the In-Country Vietnam Veterans group, who showed support by forming a flag line.

Pastor Rene Mehlberg opened and closed the ceremony with prayer. Katherine Johnson sang the national anthem, and young Delaney Clyde assisted with the bell ringing ceremony for the fallen.

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Members of American Legion Post 462 served as the color guard during the 9-11 memorial ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Laporte. Contributed / Janice Link

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