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Hostfest Military Appreciation Day

Hostfest Military Appreciation Day

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The Norsk Høstfest is a week long celebration to remember and honor the Scandinavian culture.

Today for the final day of the Høstfest, active military members were honored as it was Military Appreciation Day.

For about a decade now members of the military can simply show their I.D. and they along with their family get into the festival free of charge.

The appreciation day started because the late Chester Reiten wanted to say thank you to those serving our country.

The tradition continues on and as Linda Bromlee says, it's always good to see a lot of military members experiencing the Høstfest.

(Linda Bromlee, Administrative Assistant, Norsk Høstfest) "It's really nice because we get people from other parts of the country who have maybe never been to a festivals like this and their home town and where they are from but when they come here and they are stationed here in Minot then they can come here and enjoy something that we do in Minot and be apart of our community. "

(William Wilson, Minot Air Force Base) "To me it means a great deal. It means the community really does care about the military and what we do. It shows all of that support. It makes going to work easier knowing that the community does support us the way they do."

Wilson and his family have come every year since being stationed in Minot.

He says he and his family have received nothing but appreciation from everyone in the community.

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