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Over 1400 attended Farmington Patriotic Day, a strong showing of support for veterans and active military and their families. The event was held on Thursday, November 7 at Farmington High School in ...

Over 1400 attended Farmington Patriotic Day, a strong showing of support for veterans and active military and their families. The event was held on Thursday, November 7 at Farmington High School in Farmington, Minnesota.

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    • FARMINGTON PATRIOTIC DAY November 7, 2013
    • Community organizations and veterans and military support organizations were available for patrons near the entry.
    • Community organizations and veterans and military support organizations were available for patrons near the entry.
    • The students prepared custom placemats with a patriotic theme.
    • Students also helped with clean-up and organization in the dining area. The Farmington Dance Team played an important role.
    • Serving lines included members of the School Board, City Council and community leaders.
    • Serving lines included members of the School Board, City Council and community leaders.
    • Community members enjoyed a meal with Senator Dave Thompson and Chaz Johnson from US Representative John Kline’s office.
    • The program began with presentation of colors by a combined color guard
    • Jake Hoffman and Cyndi Schmitke served as event emcees.
    • A highlight of the program is recognition for veterans in attendance.
    • Farmington’s Concert Band was prepared with a nice selection of patriotic music.
    • Superintendent Jay Haugen provided some heartfelt reflections.
    • FHS Television Production hard at work streaming the event live and sharing it on Cable Channel 10.
    • “In Flanders Fields” was the selection performed by the FHS Cantabile Choir, with Student Conductor Maggie Kielas.
    • Commissioner Shellito provided a strong keynote address and endorsement of Farmington’s efforts to support veterans and active military.
    • The Christian Life School students Aundreya Edwards and Abby Haenni led the singing of “God Bless America”.
    • Patriotic Day Committee member Andy Derner provided some concluding remarks and observations on patriotism.
    • Commissioner Shellito with Dr. Steven Geis, Principal at North Trail Elementary and member of Patriotic Day Committee.