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Silver Lake American Legion hosts Veterans Day banquet

Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 had its annual Veterans Day banquet Saturday, Nov. 7.
The guest speaker was Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Yurek, who entertained with his stories of growing up and always wanting to serve his country, his adventures as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, duty in Iraq with the unmanned drone program, and then his current position as a National Guard recruiter in the Hutchinson.
Also speaking was McLeod County Veterans Services Officer Jim Lauer, who was a Blackhawk helicopter pilot during his time of active millitary service.
Awards for continuous years of service also were given out at the banquet, for both Legion and Auxiliary members.
For more see the Nov. 11 print edition of The Chronicle.