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Memorial Day here was special event

 

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Last Monday was Memorial Day, and for the first time in a while, I thought about what that meant.

The past few years, while reporting for a suburban Philadelphia newspaper, I've covered parades and graveside ceremonies and even met a guy who claimed to be a descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

What I had never done was take a moment to realize how important this day is. Growing up in the home of the Liberty Bell doesn't really mean much when you can see it anytime you want.

We had off Monday, so I could have slept in.

But I wanted to see how Havre paid homage to our country's vets. I wanted to se...



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