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Family and friends of soldiers in the 1-125th STRIKE Battalion stand on the Fairmont National Guard Armory lawn during a welcome home ceremony July 23, 2007. Flags, balloons, yellow ribbons and signs greeted approximately 80 soldiers from the Fairmont, Jackson, Luverne and Pipestone National Guard units. A military parade and send-off event will take place Sunday in Fairmont.
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