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Veterans Day

November 14, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune 
Tracey Clark tears up Friday during a changing of rank ceremony for her son, Ryane Clark. The Clark family accepted the award on his behalf.play button
Lindstrand honored by the DAR
November 14, 2016 - 7:24am
November 12, 2015
Adelie Greeley, 6, and her brother Walker, 8, help their grandfather, Steve Fleegel, a U.S. Air Force veteran, hoist one of the last flags to go up 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Flags of Honor in Willmar. More than 40 volunteers raised the American Flags on Veterans Day. (RAND MIDDLETON| TRIBUNE)play button
Raising flags
November 12, 2015 - 11:40am
Verne Broberg, 97, pauses Wednesday beside his U.S. Army portrait from 1943 at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. He was one of 22 military veterans honored Wednesday during the Rev. Mike McLain’s Veteran’s Day Recognition program. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE )
Then and now
November 12, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Members of Boy Scout Troop 227 burn tattered and faded American Flags Wednesday in a temporary burning ring at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. The funeral home and Johnson Funeral Home in New London collected 300 worn-out flags and gave away 150 new flags. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Boy Scouts burn old flags
November 11, 2015 - 11:04pm
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Editorial: Remember to thank the veterans you know
November 11, 2015 - 1:00am
November 8, 2015
John Lindstrand positions the June 6, 1944, edition of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (price 3 cents) below a portrait of John E. Anderson, a Willmar sailor who died in the D-Day invasion. This is the 17th year exhibiting his United States Military Historical Collection for Veterans Day. Hours at the Willmar City Auditorium are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday. RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE
Veterans Day events include exhibit, program, care packages
November 8, 2015 - 11:29pm
Del Bjerketvedt, past commander of VFW Post 1639 in Willmar, served with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 as a hospital corpsman, is shown Friday at the Flags of Honor in Willmar. RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE
Groups invite public to assist in raising flags on Veterans Day
November 8, 2015 - 11:25pm
November 11, 2014
Steve Zondervan loads corn and mashed potatoes onto plates during the free Veterans’ Day dinner Tuesday at the American Legion Post in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Ceremonies and concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital
November 11, 2014 - 11:44pm
November 9, 2014
Jon Lindstrand and his daughter, Savannah, 10, dress a mannequin in an army uniform Sunday morning in the former K-Mart store at the Kandi Mall in  Willmar. As part of local Veterans Day events, more than 5,000 military items in the Lindstrand collection will be on display 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Wednesday. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Area Veterans Day events; Military display opens today
November 9, 2014 - 11:00pm
November 11, 2013
Army National Guard Spc. Grant Schackman, an Iraq War veteran, talks to second-grade students Monday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar about his work maintaining military vehicles at the Willmar Armory and some of the equipment soldiers use in the field. Schackman addressed the students in the classroom of Amber DeBoer, his sister. Students also had the opportunity to share lunch with a veteran as part of the school’s Veterans Day activities.
Tribune photo by Gary Miller
An insight into the military life
November 11, 2013 - 11:44pm
Editorial: Veterans Day is a time for a thank you
November 11, 2013 - 5:00am
Commentary: In gratitude, let’s put veterans first
November 11, 2013 - 12:00am
November 10, 2013
To thank every veteran today, you’d have to say ‘thanks for your service’ more than 21 million times
November 10, 2013 - 11:04pm
Jon Lindstrand, of Kandiyohi, sorts through piles of uniforms as he works on the set-up Saturday of  his military display at the War Memorial Auditorium in Willmar. The exhibit, which includes more than 5,000 military artifacts, will be on display at the auditorium through Wednesday. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Veterans Day exhibit set up at City Auditorium for 15th year
November 10, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 8, 2013
Kevin Van Sloun, from left, Dennis Jordahl and Jerry Elkjer, all of Willmar, begin preparations Thursday for the annual free dinner to honor veterans on Monday at the American Legion. Items prepared for the meal include 50 pheasants, 170 pounds of turkey breast, 50 ducks, 100 pounds of venison, 30 geese and 20 pounds of bear. See the listing below for more information about this and other Veterans Day events. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Preparing for the big day: Veterans Day 2013
November 8, 2013 - 11:14pm