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I felt a little out of sorts Monday. It was Veterans Day, and I was sitting at my desk all day, instead of spending time with Farmington’s veterans.


It was unsettling for me. This year is the first I can remember when the American Legion and VFW didn’t have a Veterans Day breakfast and program. Without a place to have it and a limited budget to work with, the annual program — however humble it was — didn’t happen this year. And that felt very weird to me.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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