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Mothers and grandmothers at Warrior to Citizen's Mother's Luncheon could sit down and make a card to send to their sons or daughters serving in the military.

Thanking military moms

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They were there. The mothers. The grandmothers.

They were there, wearing yellow ribbons pinned over their hearts. Each ribbon bore the name of a loved one who is serving or has served his or her country.


Some wore pins with the faces of sons and daughters in uniform. Others wore sweaters of red, white and blue. Still others had sweatshirts proclaiming their affiliation: "USAF." "A Proud Navy Mom."

This was the Warrior to Citizen Mother's Luncheon Saturday.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. 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 Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as 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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