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Vernon Co. Fair to honor country and community leaders

Kaitlyn Riley

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The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge on Wednesday evening. [Photo Credit: Vernon County Fair]

To commemorate the start of the fair on an important day in the nation’s history, the Vernon County Fair will host a special service on Sept. 11.

The ceremony will honor all military personnel, police, fire, rescue, EMT, first responders and municipal road crews on the Bob Fredrick Free Stage at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua.

“We are so happy to be able to do this,” Donna Leum, a director on the Vernon County Agricultural Society Board, said. “Knowing that we do not say thank you enough to these people who are so important to all of us in our daily lives and also on 9/11, this is our way of doing so and also allowing the general public to also.”

A special thank-you will also be extended to all of the people who have helped others during the flooding in recent years.

The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge on Wednesday evening.