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Veterans honored at Memorial Day event


Dozens of American flags flew strongly on the courthouse lawn Monday morning as part of Havre's annual Memorial Day event. The service was in memory of those local soldiers from wars past and present who put their lives at risk for their country.

"The freedoms we have, we have because of these veterans," said Jim Matter, local VFW post commander and member of the United Veterans Council, which sponsors the event.

Matter wasn't sure exactly how long the event has been taking place each Memorial Day, but said he thinks it dates back to the 1950s. The Council is comprised of members from the l...

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