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Honoring area veterans and hidden heroes at Rochester Veterans Day program

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Former Marine Vince Reynolds gave the keynote address. Former Marine Vince Reynolds gave the keynote address.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

Veterans Day is November 11, but different groups from southeastern Minnesota observed the holiday on Friday, November 10.

The annual Veterans Day program was held at the Rochester International Event Center Friday morning.

A free breakfast was offered to veterans and their families from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A short, one-hour program followed the breakfast. It featured songs by Brad Boice with accompaniment by Jane Belau. Former Marine Vince Reynolds, who's now a coach at Hayfield, provided the keynote address. 

The Veterans Day program has been going on for more than a decade in Rochester. 

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