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Veterans Wayne Ruona and George Oja share a laugh during Monday's Veterans Day celebration at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes. Brian Basham/DL NEWSPAPERS

Honoring those who served

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Veterans Day is a time to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by America’s Armed Forces veterans — and on Monday afternoon, the residents of Diamond Willow did just that, as the staff hosted a gathering to honor more than a half-dozen veterans who served in World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars.


There was Navy veteran Frank Schmidt, who served during the Vietnam War, aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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