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VETERANS

The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who died for their country in all wars.
Memorial to Vietnam era veterans to be on display June 29 to July 4
Work to thank veterans who served must continue, congressman says
The $15K sign makeover is being funded through the Veterans Park fund

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“When he is needed, he is always present. Whether that may mean he can help from behind the scenes in the background, he is always present,” Davison County Veterans Service Officer Craig Bennett said of Holmes.
Thursday is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is the final resting place for an unidentified American soldier who died in fighting in Europe during World War I.
Therapeutic method based on horse movement eases brain injuries
For Steve Ehlers, a sergeant with the South Dakota National Guard, helping dedicate the bridge after the late William "Bill" Christensen, who was gunned down by Japanese fighter planes in 1944, was a “true honor.”
Congressman Dusty Johnson hosted a Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Pinning Ceremony in Mitchell.
“Most of us will truly not understand the depths of their despair unless we have experienced it. But we can offer our support. We can wear the poppy and place flags and wreaths at their graves,” said an emotional Craig Bennett, a retired Navy veteran, who spoke during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Mitchell.

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Veterans have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot this fall under a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program, and local officials are seeking to spread the word.
Rep. Johnson presents pins to Conzemius, Vanberkum
Dealing with the challenges of military deployments can be tough on the family members behind the soldier, but Mitchell’s Ruth Ragels stands ready to help them through the struggles.

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