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Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 6:22 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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A ceremony was held yesterday morning to honor those who have lost their lives at sea.  American Legion Post 29 in Washington led a ceremony to honor Sailors and Marines at 8:30 yesterday morning at the Crooked Creek Bridge on old Highway 92.  Approximately 40 people took part in this observance.

Members of the American Legion led the service with a Color Guard presentation followed by an invocation, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps.  Those in attendance also had an opportunity to toss flowers in Crooked Creek to remember those lost.

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This ceremony was held in conjunction with a flag raising ceremony at the Post Office earlier in the morning followed by a ceremony for all veterans at Elm Grove Cemetery at 10:00 yesterday morning.