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Veterans Day lunch to be served Saturday at American Legion

Erica Dischino / Tribune Mike Oleson, a volunteer for the American Legion, places freshly sliced turkey in a container Thursday at the American Legion in Willmar. Oleson is one of the many volunteers who helped prepare food that will be served Saturday when more than 500 people are expected for the annual Veterans Day luncheon. 1 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteer Pam VanSloun chops celery for stuffing Thursday in preparation the annual Veterans Day luncheon at the American Legion in Willmar. The luncheon will be held at noon Saturday. In addition to stuffing, wild game meatballs, turkey, potatoes and gravy and stew are some of the other dishes that will be served. 2 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteer Mary Vinar helps prepare over 1,000 meatballs Thursday at the American Legion in Willmar. The meatballs, made of wild game, will be served at the annual Veterans Day luncheon at noon Saturday.3 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Volunteers Pam VanSloun and Rick Baker chop onions for stuffing Thursday at the American Legion in Willmar. VanSloun and Baker, along with over 20 other volunteers, prepared food for the annual Veterans Day luncheon to be served at noon Saturday.4 / 5
Erica Dischino / Tribune Dennis Jordahl covers wild game meatballs Thursday made for the annual Veterans Day luncheon at noon Saturday at the American Legion in Willmar. Jordahl took over the longstanding meal in 1986, enlisting a group of veterans and friends to help him continue the tradition of serving a free luncheon to veterans. 5 / 5

WILLMAR - Volunteers from the American Legion in Willmar want to make sure veterans and their families are full this Saturday. Over 20 volunteers prepared food Thursday for the annual Veterans Day luncheon that will be held at noon Saturday. Stuffing, wild game meatballs, turkey, potatoes and gravy and stew are some of the other dishes to be served..

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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