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A young color guard leads Tuesday as personnel with all five military branches -- Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard -- participate in a parade at the Minnesota State Fair in?Falcon Heights. The parade was part of a program to thank military members for their service. Tribune photo by Don Davis

State Fair visitors take a break to offer thanks to military


FALCON HEIGHTS -- Fair-goers stopped chomping their pronto pups, union members paused their chats with visitors and people left exhibits and food booths.

They took a few minutes away from the fun and games of the Minnesota State Fair Tuesday to honor military personnel as they paraded across the fairgrounds. People lined fairgrounds streets to applaud as soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines marched past.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.