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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. and preschool teacher Julie Smith reads children's books at Village Books in Bellingham, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in honor of Veterans Day.
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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. and preschool teacher Julie Smith reads children's books at Village Books in Bellingham, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in honor of Veterans Day.

Retired Army Sgt. Julie Smith observed Veteran’s Day Friday with an appearance at Village Books, where she read stories and helped make cards to send to troops overseas.

Smith, a preschool teacher, said teaching the children about veterans is a valuable life lesson – that veterans are regular people who answered the call to serve the country.

“They can be teachers like I am, or doctors or lawyers,” Smith said. “Being in the military there is an array of jobs to do.”

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