By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Seeley Lake salutes its service members


November 16, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake area veterans gather behind the podium to be recognized. The group received handwritten messages and flags from the Seeley Lake Girl Scouts.

Dozens of residents circled the Seeley Lake Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11 to honor and remember all who had served. Now 105 since the first celebration of Armistice Day, leaders from the veterans community reminded those that freedom is not free, even today.

"Many of (our veterans) didn't ask to leave their homes to fight on a distant battlefield. Many didn't even volunteer," Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake leader Barbara Knopp said. "They didn't go to war because they loved fighting, they were called to be a part of something bigger than themselves."

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