Rudolph Honor Walk Recognizes Veterans

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Rudolph, WI (OnFocus) The first annual Rudolph Honor Walk on Main Street is honoring 25 veterans this summer with street banners just in time for Memorial Day.

Each 24×60 inch double-sided banner features a photo of a sponsored veteran and details of their time of service.

“We got together at our Legion post and said, if Auburndale and Marshfield can do it, why not little Rudolph?” said Post Commander Rich Cournoyer, American Legion Post #485.

The banners don’t just feature Rudolph residents, but any veteran someone wished to honor. Booklets to accompany the walk will be available at local businesses for free.

On Saturday morning, Cournoyer and volunteers started putting up the banners and were finished by mid-afternoon. There was a steady parade of cars while they worked and he even saw some crying in their cars.

“The word must have got out,” he said.

Within a few hours of getting home, Cournoyer already had two calls to inquire about sponsoring a banner. While 2020 is filled up for the year, the American Legion is writing down names for next year. Those who are interested can call Cournoyer at 715-435-3662.

The funds raised through the banners will benefit community service projects.

“The money we get, we give away, that’s the name of the game,” said Cournoyer. “We’re service for the people.”

Photos submitted by Marilyn Cournoyer and Savanah Sawyer.

2020 Rudolph Veterans:

Elmer Blonien

James G. Bushmaker

Richard Cournoyer

Clarence P. Eron

Patrick A. Foti

Ray “Nooks” Haas

William “Bill” Haas

Marvin Hildebrandt

Patrick J. Hoffmann

Murvin “Homer” Homann Jr.

James W. Janz

Rae Ann Janz

Gary Jensen

Dennis M. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson

Jeff Junemann

Arthur E. Kolo

Eugene R. Krutza

Simon P. Larsen

Ronald Linzmeier

Robert A. Milkey

Howard W. “Bud” Pagels

Victor G. Steinle

Jesse D. Tillery

Ocalla M. VanKleeck

 

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