HOMETOWN
HEROES
HERO - heerō  noun  

1. Remarkably brave person: somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who
has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character
2. Somebody admired: somebody who is admired for outstanding qualities or achievements
Kevin, Jean, Amy, Connor, Logan

The Loerzel family purchased
three US flags, one for each
of their children. The flags
were blessed on Sunday at
church and from there they
have been traveling around
the Minneapolis – St. Paul
area. As the flags make a
stop, photos of the flag and
children are taken along with
the representing group. Once
the flag tour has been
completed, the pictures will
be assembled in a book and
labeled.  The flags will then be folded and along with the book be sent to the 210th
Mountain Division currently stationed at Camp Stryker in Iraq.

Logan, the youngest of the Loerzel children, has been a pen pal with the morale
officer at Camp Striker for about 8 months. He sends birthday cards for the soldiers
and considers the 210th Mountain Division his and he  takes care of them.
Laurie Simms

As if her job with AT&T telecommunications corporation doesn't
keep her busy enough, Laurie often spends her evenings and
weekends supporting the wives and families of the soldiers
assigned to the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion.

In addition to making personal visits to support functions,
Laurie also provides comfort and support to others through
an uplifting mix of patriotic and spiritual email messages.

Laurie’s husband is currently serving as a member of the
221st Military Intelligence Battalion which was mobilized in
July 2005 and moved to Fort Dix, N.J., for its train-up for
this time as Task Force Battle Boar, and with the mission
of providing tactical human intelligence and long-range
surveillance to Multi National Corps – Iraq. This latest
deployment was its second. The first occurred from
February 2003 to March 2004 not only for Operation Iraqi
Freedom, but also to support Operation Enduring Freedom
in Afghanistan.
Don Herrold

Don dedicated his life to honoring and
remembering all of the Veterans who served
our nation. No matter if it was organizing
Veterans Day or Memorial Day ceremonies,
setting up flag displays or simply spending the
majority of his free time visiting aging veterans
in the local nursing homes, Don made it his life
mission to ensure that our veterans were not
forgotten.

"Lest we forget they shall not be forgotten" We
shall always remember you and your tireless
efforts Don.