The scans below were taken at our local 'Minnesota
Vietnam Veterans Memorial' on Memorial Day 2012
The Memorial Day service was to focus on all service
personnel who had died during and after all wars.
Each year the service will fly the coffin flag (half
mast) of a veteran who had passed on. At this
service Michael John Sampson's family and friends
spoke of Michael's life and his heroic sacrifice.
Color Guard from our local Anoka County Chapter 470
Vietnam Veterans of America
A local Vietnamese family who gave out
free homemade flags to the Veterans attending.
Above are three images of local Anoka color guard
displaying Michael Sampson's coffin flag to half-mast.
Friends and family members start telling stories
of Michael's life and heroic sacrifice.
Veterans and other visitors look on as speakers talk about Michael.
Pan to right to see more of the scan --->
A scan of myself with a few other veterans attending.
Our State Capitol in St Paul, MN.
After the Memorial Day service visitors stop to
give tribute to lost loved ones listed on the wall.
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