Enjoying the park that veterans built

November 7, 2018

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World War I veterans built Camden State Park near Lynd, in southwest Minnesota. Veterans Day is set aside to honor these men and all people in the military for what they have done and what they are doing and the sacrifices they have made.

By Violet Nelson

Veterans Day is a day set aside to say a special thanks to the men and women who devoted their lives to serving our homeland and giving sacrifices for the comfort of all of us. It’s one of many ways Americans pay homage to vets. During the Great Depression, veterans were honored with job opportunities. In doing these jobs, the veterans once again helped our quality of life. One only needs to take a 30-minute drive to enjoy their fine efforts at Camden State Park.
In 1934, on a very hot day in August, 205 men, all World War I veterans, stepped off the train in Marshall. It was in the middle of the Great Depression; they had no money or jobs and were trying to transition from military to civilian life…

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.