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Chmielewski to speak at Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony

The Windom American Legion Post 206 and Ladies Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual Veterans Day presentation at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 11. at Windom Area High School.

The guest speaker for the event is Mitchell Chmielewski, the Minnesota State Representative for the American Legion.

Chmielewski grew up in Winamac, Ind. and graduated from Winamac Community High School in 2012.

Following graduation, he went on to enlist in the military, serving four years in the Air Force as a Security Forces patrolman at the United States Air Force Academy.

After separating in 2016, he returned to Indiana where he enrolled at Ivy Technical Community College and graduated with an associates degree in business administration.

He has since worked in healthcare, gaming and corrections. He was selected to replace Todd Dibble as the Cottonwood County veteran service officer.

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