A new way to honor Old Glory in Dakota City

This piece of art created by Richard Houston with assistance from local high school artists and an Iraqi war veteran, will have a permanent place on the east wall of the Sathers-Odgaard VFW Hall in Dakota City. Pictured from left: carpenter Mike Clay, Richard Houston, Sandi Lee and Dave Lee. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

Every year the Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240 and VFW Auxiliary sponsor a patriotic essay and art contest.
Now, through the help of a Dakota City veteran, an injured Iraqi war veteran and local students, the VFW Hall has some patriotic art of its own, on 5th Street South, for all the world to see.
Dakota City veteran Richard Houston came up with the idea as a way to honor veterans and Americans. A 29-year Army veteran, Richard said it is an honor for him to lend some artistic endeavor for the community. “This is for everyone who went (to war) and for those who didn’t come back. I did this for Dakota City and Humboldt to enjoy.”
Read the full story of the project in this week's Humboldt Independent. Happy birthday America, land of the free and home of the brave!

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