Minnesota's Doughboy statue

New Ulm, MN

The "Doughboy" statue of a World War I American soldier in the city cemetery in New Ulm, Minn., has been decorated for Memorial Day once again.

For more than 26 years, led by Denis Warta, this memorial has been decorated each year by a group of former servicemen.

This year Denny Warta (U.S. Navy) and his brother Norm Warta (U.S. Air Force), joined by John Ingebritson (U.S. Marine Corps) and George Glotzbach (U.S. Air Force), decorated the statue with a wreath of fresh cut greens and paper popies.

When the wreath was in place Ingebritson played Taps while those in attendance saluted. It was a solemn and moving tribute to those who have given their life and lives that we might enjoy the blessings of liberty.

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