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Veterans talk about the future at Mid-Winter Conference

EYOTA, MN (FOX 47) -- Perhaps no one knows more about our country's hard times than veterans.

Veterans from southeast Minnesota met at Eyota's Legion Saturday for the Mid-Winter Conference.

Keynote speaker Congressman Tim Walz discussed what the government accomplished for veterans in 2008, and what Congress plans to do for them in 2009.

Walz says this group of veterans knows how to get through uncertain times.

Walz says, "This is a group that's looked at tough times, this is a group that has faced challenges and hardship and come out the other end stronger."

Walz serves on the Veteran's Affairs Committee, and says our country is facing bigger challenges this year, but reassures the veterans their needs will be met.

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