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PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans center-stage at memorial breakfast

Friday, May 27, 2011 | 6:32 p.m. CDT; updated 3:20 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 28, 2011
DJ Johnson dances with Warren Cumpton during a break in the air show at the veterans breakfast. Johnson said that the two danced more the previous year as there was more music playing.

COLUMBIA — Veterans and current military members came together Friday for a veterans breakfast hosted by the Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Corporation. Beechcraft T-34 Mentors performed tricks overhead as veterans chatted over doughnuts and coffee.

The Salute to Veterans Corporation hosts its annual Memorial Day celebration this weekend at the Columbia Regional Airport.

Three Beechcraft T-34 Mentors perform tricks for the Veterans' Breakfast.
Members of the air force stand at attention during a moment of silence for fallen soldiers.
Air Force pilot Mike Schriever talks to Warren Cumpton about his experiences in WWII as Charlie Gehlauf looks on. Schriever flies an A10 Warthog and talked to many of the veterans at the breakfast.

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