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Caden Spencer, 8, sits at lunch Wednesday with his great-grandfather, Arend Jagt, at Roosevelt Elementary School. More than 80 military veterans were on hand for a lunch of hamburgers, home fries and coleslaw to commemorate Veterans Day. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar elementary schools continue their tradition of lunch with a veteran


Across the cafeteria full of third-graders, veterans of all ages answered questions and chatted with kids as they ate.

More than 80 military veterans on Wednesday enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers, home fries and coleslaw with the students of Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar.

A similar observance of Veterans Day will be held during the lunch periods today at Kennedy Elementary.

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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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