SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Saturday night, a Sioux Falls man will raise the flag at the Minnesota Twins game. Don Toft was picked for the honor for three reasons. He’s a military veteran, the oldest living Sioux Falls Canaries baseball player, and 96 years old.
“It’s going to be sobering, I had two brothers in the service too, one brother had two purple hearts I think I will think of him a little bit,” Good Samaritan Society Prairie Creek Lodge resident Don Toft said.
“I think the whole day will be very emotional. I feel it’s a moment of history that’s being recorded for our family. Like our kids who are under one, they are not going to remember us but they can point and say hey that’s your great grandpa there and grandma,” said Florence Toft, Don’s wife.,