Vietnam War photos on display

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The state of Minnesota has established March 29 of each year as a special day to honor Vietnam War veterans. As part of the local recognition program, area veterans are organizing a photo display from Freebom County Vietnam-era veterans, who were assigned to military units throughout the world in any branch of service in support of military operations between 1960 and 1975.

The displays will kick off on Sunday with a breakfast at the Albert Lea American Legion Club, 142 N. Broadway Ave., from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 447. Displays will include photos taken by several veterans who served in various branches of the Armed Forces. The breakfast, open to the public, will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, under 6 are free.

Local veteran organizations organizing the recognition and display events are the Freebom County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 447, the American Legion Post 56 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16.

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