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August 21, 2013

Gearing up to heal

Annual veterans reunion set for third weekend in September

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Along with reuniting veterans who served together in Vietnam and other wars, the reunion features a host of speakers, bands, food vendors and merchandise vendors.

Army veteran Walter “Bird Man” Crawford, who operates a bird sanctuary in St. Louis, also is bringing two eagles back to the reunion.

On the opening day, Dane Clark, who is currently John Mellencamp’s drummer, will entertain the crowd with his band. A reunion favorite, Spike and the Bulldogs, will follow Clark’s performance. On Friday, Sept. 20, Lemon Wheel band will be the headliner. The reunion entertainment will close Saturday, Sept. 21, with the Old Dudes Rock band. Other musicians performing include Ricky Lee, Russ Chandler and Kelly Trudell. The reunion concludes Sunday, Sept. 22, with a church service.

If you go:What: 31st Annual Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion When: Sept. 19, 20, 21 and 22 Where: Veterans organization grounds at 8313 E. 400 South For more information about the reunion call 765-628-0297 or log on to www.hcvvo.org

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