Sturgis veteran raises flag at Target Field

My wife and I took in a baseball game at Target Field in Minneapolis over the weekend. The American flag was raised by George Blair, a World War II veteran from Sturgis, S.D. My wife snapped this picture of Blair, who was shown on the stadium’s giant screen and received a loud ovation.

 South Dakota veteran George Blair gives a salute at Target Field in Minneapolis.

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.


  1. nancy remington
    nancy remington 21 June, 2011, 18:33

    That’s my dad! It was a wonderful experience for him. Six of his nine children were in attendance to help celebrate his 89th birthday.

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