The true meaning of “Legacy”

Larrie Wanberg Features Editor In this season of gift-giving and giving thanks, I unexpectedly learned a lesson in “Legacy 101” from an inspiring lady, who reflected the true meaning of the term. Her attachment to Norway defies any standard definition. I was invited to a birthday party of a friend’s mother. She was celebrating h
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Larrie Wanberg

Larrie Wanberg, 1920–2021, contributed features to The Norwegian American for many years, drawing on eight decades of life experience highlighted by three career recognitions: as a researcher through a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway in 1957; as a health care provider in behavioral science through a 27-year military career and awarded upon retirement in 1981 the highest non-combat medal, the Legion of Merit medal; as an educator, through a 50-year career in college education, culminating in the 2010 Public Scholar award at the UND Center for Community Engagement. Wanberg passed away in May, 2021.

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