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Larry Heinen places canned vegetables in a meal box Monday at the Willmar VFW as members of the VFW Men's Auxiliary pack Thanksgiving dinners for military veterans. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Dinners provided by Willmar, Minn., VFW Men's Auxiliary for vets


WILLMAR -- Fifty veterans and their families will pick up turkeys and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal today from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary of Willmar.

It's a way for the men's auxiliary at Post 1639 to show gratitude to veterans on the holiday.

Auxiliary president Glen Lotthammer said the group first came up with the idea of giving away turkeys. "We felt we should do a little bit more directly for vets and for their families," he said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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