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Brewster veteran and American Legion member Ferdie Haberman holds the flag pole that is adorned with badges from each of the National American Legion conventions he has attended. Haberman carries the American Legion flag through parades and ceremonies.

Forty-seven consecutive conventions and counting

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BREWSTER -- In the past 47 years, Ferdie Haberman hasn't missed an opportunity to attend the National American Legion Convention. He's traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast and seemingly everywhere in between. He's even made three trips to Hawaii to represent Minnesota's Second District.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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