Thousands gathered at the Vietnam Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol on Saturday for Minnesota Honors Vietnam Era Veterans. The idea was to give Vietnam vets the return they didn’t get in the ’60s and ’70s.
But no one was around today (or perhaps, Sunday) when people scrawled graffiti over a page in a book used to find the names of Minnesotans who died in Vietnam on the memorial. Some of it was against the war in Iraq, some was religious proselytizing, some was just an obscenity or two.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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