Community honors fallen heroes at Monday service

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Benson City Council Member and veteran Lucas Olson addresses crowd at the Benson City Cemetery Memorial Day Service. Sitting in front are (right to left) VFW Ladies Auxiliary members Donna Christianson, Helen Hollingsworth, Tammy Luschen, Bev Klemm, Gail Bremher, Sue Hess, and Dee Cook.
It was a cool, cloudy day as area residents gathered in the Benson City Cemetery to honor America’s war heroes.

It was a windy, cool morning as a small crowd made its way from the parade route to the Benson City Cemetery Monday to honor those who served and fell defending the United States.

Among those who addressed the crowd to commemorate the service of American soldiers was Benson City Council Member Lucas Olson. He was elected to the council in a special election this past January to fill the remaining three years in Jonathon Pogge-Weaver’s seat.

Olson, the machine shop foreman and a machinist at Swift Machine & Fab in Benson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999. He is a graduate of Clinton-Graceville High School and Central Lakes College. He was deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Western Pacific and Kuwait....

 

To read Mr. Olson's speech, pick up a copy of the may 31, 2017 edition of the Swift County Monitor-News.  To keep up on all the latest news, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Pictured, top: Benson City Council Member and veteran Lucas Olson addresses crowd at the Benson City Cemetery Memorial Day Service. Sitting in front are (right to left) VFW Ladies Auxiliary members Donna Christianson, Helen Hollingsworth, Tammy Luschen, Bev Klemm, Gail Bremher, Sue Hess, and Dee Cook.

Pictured, bottom: It was a cool, cloudy day as area residents gathered in the Benson City Cemetery to honor America’s war heroes.

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