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Pvt. Mimi Castro, left, eats lunch Friday with family member Seth Wolf during the Veterans Day lunch with a veteran at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Willmar, Minn., students have lunch with veterans to mark holiday


WILLMAR -- Willmar's elementary schools continued their tradition of honoring veterans this year.

Students at Kennedy and Roosevelt schools ate lunch with veterans Thursday and Friday. More than 100 veterans attended each celebration.

The veterans represented more than 50 years of history and every branch of the service.

The tradition started about five years ago at Kennedy and then spread to Roosevelt.

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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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