Robertson topic of first Chat
The Stutsman County Museum held the first Front Porch Chat of the season with an account of the early life of Ernest Denault Robertson. The presentation is part one of a two-part series developed by Lyn Boyd. Robertson was a local resident who enlisted in the Marines during WWI and was killed in action in Belleau Woods, France, in 1918. He received the French medal, Croix de Guerre, for bravery during that battle. The local American Legion post is named in his honor. The story of his battlefield exploits and related information will be presented next week in part two of the series.
Boyd had requested that a flag be flown over the capital in his honor on the 101st anniversary of his enlistment. That flag will be raised at the Stutsman County Museum on Flag Day, June 14, in his honor, exactly 100 years after his death in a battle on a French wheat field. The following day the flag will be lowered and subsequently sent to fly over the WWI Memorial and Museum in Kansas City as part of the Centennial Flag program of the Edward Jones organization.