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Twin Cities hold first-ever Armed Forces Day celebration

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Featured speaker Maj. Michelle Williams speaks to the crowd at the Grandon Civic Center on Sunday afternoon during the the Armed Forces Day celebration.
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The Civil Air Patrol Cadets present the colors to lead off the Armed Forces Day celebration Sunday afternoon at the Grandon Civic Center in Sterling.
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Military veterans sit in the front rows of the Grandon Civic Center on Sunday afternoon during a military awards and recognition ceremony, part of the Armed Forces Day celebration in Sterling.
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Army veteran Raymond Kulas looks over the award he was presented Sunday during the award and recognition ceremony, part of the Armed Forces Day celebration at the Grandon Civic Center in Sterling.
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Military award-winners recognized Sunday afternoon at the Armed Forces Day celebration at the Grandon Civic Center in Sterling are (back row, from left) Melvin Becker, Lois Steiner, Donald Haag, Stan Midick, Delight Bellini, (front row) Raymond Kulas, Timothy Balsley, Edward Bratt, Louis Hummel, Paul Van Oosten, and Richard Hart.

Featured speaker Maj. Michelle Williams speaks to the crowd at the Grandon Civic Center on Sunday afternoon during the the Armed Forces Day celebration.

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