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Memorial Day observations

Monday was Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally known, meant to honor soldiers lost in the Civil War. But when the country found itself in another war, World War I, the holiday was changed to honor all fallen soldiers. Memorials to soldiers and family graves are decorated with flowers.

Here, early in the morning on Memorial Day, local veterans placed small American flags on the graves of deceased veterans at Beaver Lodge cemetery. At 11 a.m. a special military service was held where VFW and American Legion Auxiliary members placed floral displays on memorials, and the local hon...


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