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Published November 09, 2012, 08:52 PM

Devils Lake Students Learn From WWII Veteran

This Monday people in the region and across the county honor those who served. Today students in Devils Lake learned about the sacrifices veterans make for their country.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

This Monday people in the region and across the county honor those who served. Today students in Devils Lake learned about the sacrifices veterans make for their country.

Students and community members packed into the Central Middle School gym to honor our nation's heroes. Students and teachers honored veterans with songs, speeches and videos. The highlight of the ceremony was a speech by 88-year-old World War Two veteran Milo Elgin, who fought in the battle of the bulge. He says he experienced hardships fighting overseas and there were many moments, both bad and good, he'll never forget.

Elgin: “One morning I was getting out of the tank, and all of a sudden someone grabbed me by the shoulders. I turn around, and lo and behold, General Patton himself. I think that was the biggest excitement of my life to have someone like that on the front lines.

This is the second annual Veteran's Day program for students and community member at Central Middle School.

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