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Observer editorial: Local VFW an often overlooked treasure of Kimball


Every year, in late May, Memorial Day comes around. Sometimes, we forget just why we have that three-day weekend, and focus instead on the cookouts, ball games and free time that we get.

Well, if not for the men and women who served and defended the United States, we wouldn’t have that three-day weekend. We wouldn’t have the softball league that starts on Friday. And we certainly would not be able to go to the fairgrounds and watch the Ranch Rodeo this weekend, either.

From the globe-engulfing World War II to the Korean Conflict and the decade-long battle in the jungles of Vietnam to th...

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