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Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Larry Shellito will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 7 Patriotic Day event.

Vietnam vets take center stage for Farmington's Patriotic Day

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This year marks 40 years since the Paris Peace Accords were signed, providing a cease-fire to the Vietnam War. It also marks 40 years since the last of the U.S. troops was withdrawn from Vietnam.


So it’s only right Farmington’s fourth annual Patriotic Day celebration recognizes and gives thanks to those veterans now, in 2013.

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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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