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Flag ceremony honors Superior veteran

A Flag of Remembrance will fly today for Burdette C. Hart, who served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. The American flag will be raised at 9 a.m. in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

Burdette C. "Bud" Hart was born June 23, 1916, in Kenton, Mich. He came to Superior as an infant and resided here most of his life. Hart graduated from Superior Central High School and attended the former Superior State Teachers College.

Hart was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served overseas in the European Theater. His military occupation was an ammunition supply technician. Hart was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

After World War II, Hart returned home, working at Benson Electric and retiring from there as an electrician. In 1946, he married Virginia Christianson who passed away on Nov. 26, 2015. The couple raised four children — Rebecca Kirk, Deborah (Tim) Bergstrom, Candace Holmgren and Thomas (Sandra) Hart. They have 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Hart was a member of Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which he was a past elder and trustee; Acacia Lodge No. 329, of which he was a past master; Superior Chapter No. 252, Order of the Eastern Star, of which he was a past patron; a member of the Superior York Rite bodies; and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 276.

Hart passed away on Jan. 9, 1985. The entire family is proud of his service to his country and are happy to have a Flag of Remembrance flown in his memory.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the "Flag of Remembrance Program," contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675, email or or leave a message at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 715-392-7151.