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Veterans Day is a day for honoring the men and women who have served their country by enlisting in the United States military. And Farmington plans to do just that this Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, but this year, it is also observed on Monday, Nov. 12.
Farmington Veterans of Foreign Wars Sypal-Lundgren Post 7662 commander Ron Ersfeld summed up the 2012 Patriotic Day celebration in three simple words: “pretty jam-packed.” And he was right.
More than 1,200 free dinners of pork chops and mashed potatoes were served during the Nov. 1 event, and all 800 seats in the recital hall at Farmington High School were filled.
Every once in a while, life gets going so fast it’s hard to sit back and remember what you missed — especially when life throws a big old curveball and you have to rely on the help of others just to make it through. That’s something the Malin family knows all too well.
Military families old and new are invited to the Dakota County Fairgrounds this weekend for a few fun events scheduled just for them.
Warrior to Citizen will hold its third annual Military Family Day picnic at the fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizer Annette Kuyper said the event has lots to offer families, too.
Athletes have their signing days, straight-A students their academic awards. But Farmington High School seniors who have enlisted in the military have rarely received much in the way of recognition for their commitment.
That’s changing this year, at least at in Farmington.
Farmington's Warrior to Citizen group held its annual night for military families April 5 at the Farmington Police Department. Families had an opportunity to explore police cars and fire trucks, say hello to police dog Bosco and check out a model railroad display set up by the Rambling River Center Model Railroad Club.
Farmington Scouts from Pack 120 and Troop 120 learned about the proper disposal of the US Flag during a flag burning ceremony at the Farmington American Legion Saturday. They helped Legion members inspect flags and burn ones that were old and tattered. Pictured, Isiah Toutges and Ben Wilson place one of the larger flags on the fire while Commander Leonard Weisbrich and member Frank Lamberty watch.
It was cold outside Tuesday afternoon, but the inside of Farmington Lutheran Church was filled with warmth.
There was warmth, in the form of laughter, cooperation, camaraderie, and a love for someone the people who gathered that day didn’t even know. Having the stove and oven on didn’t hurt, either.
When Jared Kuyper deployed for Iraq a few years ago he signed his mother up to lead his unit’s Family Readiness group. He figured she’d be better off if she had something to keep her busy. Figured she’d worry less about him and how he was doing.
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