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Dedication unflagging: Dozens of U.S. Navy World War II veterans help unfurl and stretch a large U.S. flag as “Anchors Aweigh” is played over loudspeakers Saturday at Farragut State Park, on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille. Most of the veterans who attended the annual reunion completed basic training at the Farragut Naval Training Station between 1942 and 1946 before fighting in the Pacific theater 70 years ago. Although formal reunions were curtailed several years ago, veterans and their supporters organize informal gatherings, including a coffee hour and barbecue after the flag ceremony.

Jesse Tinsley