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Wreaths remember the fallen

Military personnel receive wreaths to place on soldiers graves at the Old Post Cemetery during the annual Wreaths Across America.

Military personnel receive wreaths to place on soldiers graves at the Old Post Cemetery during the annual Wreaths Across America. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

When you see a veteran or member of the armed forces, she said, take a moment to say thank you.

“The wreaths represent a united America honoring the fallen,” Bergeron said. “As a nation standing together we can defeat terrorism, injustice and hatred.”

Congressman Bill Owens told the crowd that his father passed away a week and a half before the ceremony. His father participated in 24 missions over Germany as an aircraft gunner.

“This is an important event,” Owens said. “We need to make sure we are always remembering what they have done and what they are doing today.”

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