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Those who gave service to their country were honored and remembered at Monday’s Veterans Day program at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. The ceremony included 5th grade students reading their award-winning essays about cemeteries and veterans. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)

Remembering the Price of Freedom

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The sacrifices of those who gave all were given a salute of appreciation at Alexandria’s Veterans Day program Monday.

In a first for the program, young people were also in the spotlight. Three 5th grade winners of an essay contest – “What stories can the stones tell?” – shared their thoughts about cemeteries and soldiers.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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