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Column: Memorial Day a good time to leave your comfort zone

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“Memorial Day is uncomfortable, if the truth be known.”

Looking around the sparsely populated Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium during Monday’s Memorial Day service, speaker Paul Anderson, a Perham pastor and retired Navy Chaplain, pointed to empty chairs and bleachers as evidence of that discomfort.


If it had been a joyous, celebratory occasion, the gym probably would have been packed full.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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