Three Forks History: National cemetery honors veterans

A wreath was presented by local Boy Scout Troops and members of each branch of the service placed a poppy in the wreath in remembrance of those lost. The colors of the day were red for heroism, white for purity, blue for service. Before the president began his remarks, Dunford thanked fallen military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The 12-foot-tall granite memorial featuring four "hero walls" with the names of 50 men mostly killed training for or fighting in conflicts overseas ...

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The ceremony wrapped up with the playing of taps, a 21 gun salute and a wreath being laid at the entrance to this military cemetery. Proudly singing our Nation's hymn is how many spent Memorial Day. 'Amazing Grace, ' as well as 'God Bless America, ' was sang in front of a large crowd of community members and active service men and women. "We had a really nice little ceremony".

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President Trump on Monday denounced the white supremacist who fatally stabbed two men on a train in Portland two days earlier. They were killed in an act of civic love, facing down a man allegedly spewing hate speech directed at two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab .

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Ron Millage says, "I really am pleased that there's as many people that will stand behind the veterans and all those that have served not just those who gave their lives". Moving Memorial Day in 1968 from a set day in May to a specified Monday, creating a long weekend, has had some regrettable consequences. Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens gave the opening remarks, touching on the 100 year anniversary since the United States entered the first World War in 1917.

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Because, at the time, we didn't have any armored vehicles". "My message I wanted to get across today is that we are all comrades, dead or alive, and we support one another". "You know, we're a humble lot of people., so we only talk about our experiences with people who share those similar experiences". "I'm really enchanted to see all those people cheering", said Phillip Almeida, of Framingham, Massachusetts.