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Multiple generations mark Veterans Day in south Washington County

Thomas Ritter (left), grandfather of John Dugas (middle), and his daughter, Magdalene, look at a photograph of Ritter taken in 1943 while he was serving in Europe in the Army in World War II, after the ceremony honoring military veterans Friday at Cottage Grove Elementary School. Ritter's twin brother, serving in the Pacific, was killed in the invasion of the Philippines in January 1945. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Local schools marked Veterans Day on Friday with programs and visits by students' parents and grandparents who served in the military.

Among those commemorating the holiday were Cottage Grove Elementary School, which held a ceremony Friday morning, and Park High School.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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