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SALUTE: Veteran's Day Remembrance Book

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To our readers,

It is publications like this that really highlight our lakes area community support and citizenship. Thank you to all who submitted photos of your dearly loved veterans. We are proud to tell you this publication has grown immensely from year to year because of the amazing support from our community as well as businesses in the Brainerd lakes area. We are very honored to be able to put together such a special publication.

A special thank you to our businesses who make this project possible and with their support allow for FREE photo submissions to the community. Warmest Thanks!

From all of us at Brainerd Dispatch and Echo Journal

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Veterans Salute 2017 Issue - (Click to View)

Inside: A Marine’s Memories: Geoffery Steiner commemorates the dead and missing from the Vietnam war. • Mysterious Vet Graves: Extensive search reveals proper names for three graves in Pine River. • Alvin Potz - MIA for Six Decades: Potz’s family still hope for answers. • To Honor All: Veterans plan to update the current memorial on Laurel Street in Brainerd. • Veterans Day • Local Stats at a Glance
On the Cover: Flag Day at the All Veterans Memorial on Laurel Street in Brainerd. Photo by Steve Kohls

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Veterans Salute 2016 Issue - (Click to View)

• An Unlikely Ally - By Zach Kayser: Veterans don’t have to fight alone for their benefits. There are powerful people willing to help.
• Quilts Of Valor - By Sarah Herron: Volunteers make quality quilts for individual veteran reception ceremonies.
• Last Men Standing - By Lisa Henry: The last official veterans of several American wars.
• Veterans Day
• Veteran Stats at A Glance

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Veterans Salute 2015 Issue - (Click to View)

Dentist in Afghanistan: Luke Waln finds his niche in the Army and in the dentistry field. • Lessons in War: Bob Turcotte, ill, starved and lost during WWII, found familiar faces and made lifelong connections. • Veterans Roundup: Veteran services, events and activities. • Veterans Day: How many branches of military are there? What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? These questions and more answered. • Civil War Vets: Stone markers quietly honor the veterans at Evergreen Cemetery.