Veterans from three generations retire flag at St. Croix Festival Theatre
St. Croix Festival Theatre board members First Lt. Melanie Nelson and WWII Navy Veteran Albert Scheideler welcomed American Legion Post #143, St. Croix Falls, to the theatre’s front courtyard to perform an official flag retiring ceremony at the historic Civic Auditorium just before the community’s Music on the Overlook concert on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Community members took time to honor the service of Scheideler, who was an Aviation Electronic Technician’s Mat assigned to Combat Air Service units, and served between 1945-46.
“Our American flag was aging, and just as important to me as putting up a new one, was honoring our flag that had served its time,” said Festival Theatre’s General Manager Pam Fuchs. “I’m glad we could honor our board member Albert, who served in WWII, in the process.”
Festival Theatre Board member Don Anderson, who was in the audience, also served in the Army during Vietnam.
Members of the color guard included former past post commanders; Roger Northquest (Army 1969-72), Wayne Hancock (Navy 1966-69), Roland Mortenson (Army 1968-69), Bill Lindahl (Army 1953-55) and Ron Northquest (Army 1972-1974).
Festival Theatre is located in the historic Civic Auditorium in downtown St. Croix Falls, at 210 North Washington Street. Festival Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company, now in its 25th season of producing live theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
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