ELY – Several of this community’s military veterans gathered at the flag pole at Veteran’s on the Lake Resort near here last Friday morning for a special flag raising.A …
ELY – Several of this community’s military veterans gathered at the flag pole at Veteran’s on the Lake Resort near here last Friday morning for a special flag raising.
A recently-donated American flag, measuring 10 feet by 15 feet and referred to as a Holiday Flag, was raised for the first time in honor of past board members of the facility, Robert “Nisky” Niskala and Richard “Dick” Zahn, who recently passed away.
The Ely Honor Guard, Ely VFW, and Eighth District Vice Chair Mary Thompson, along with the Navy Chiefs, a volunteer group who have been helping with various building projects and spring cleaning the resort, participated in the ceremony. Gene Jarnigan, Chief of the Navy Chiefs, presented roses to members of the Niskala and Zahn families who attended the ceremony.
The Veterans on the Lake Holiday Flag will fly at the resort, located on Fall Lake, on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day and other special occasions.
Veterans on the Lake Resort was founded in 1982, and was organized by a group of northeastern Minnesota citizens passionate about finding recreational resources for veterans. Veterans on the Lake was started for the purpose of creating a recreational facility for disabled veterans to enjoy vacations. The resort has 2,700 feet of shoreline on nearly 25 acres situated on Superior National Forest land.
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