Veterans Day marked at county courthouse
A wintery day set the scene for thanks and remembrance at the annual Veterans Day Program at the St. Croix County Courthouse on Friday, Nov. 9.
This year's speaker Karen Humphrey told the crowd gathered about her grandmother, Aimee O'Keefe Kinney, a U.S. Army nurse during World War I.
Kinney served in France during the war. After returning home, she became the first woman commander of an American Legion in Wisconsin in 1936.
"Aimee would have been proud to know that her legacy lives on not only from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but also for our country, to see that people are still stepping up and being a part of something bigger than themselves," Humphrey said.
The Hudson High School band and fifth-graders from Hudson Prairie Elementary School performed song selections during the program.
Bill Rouleau of Tee It Up for the Troops presented donations to two VFW posts and an American Legion post.