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Marine’s mother to help lay wreaths as part of national project to honor veterans

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Joan Snyder and dozens of other volunteers will participate in Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 15 by laying wreaths at several hundred local veterans’ graves. Wreath-laying and other ceremonies will take place at more than 600 sites in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines and sites in Europe. Continue reading

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South Carolina group wants to add Korean conflict veterans to Honor Flights

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The group that has sent more than 2,000 South Carolina World War II veterans on free tours of the Washington memorials erected in their honor wants to add veterans of the Korean conflict to their Honor Flights. Continue reading

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Vermont woman’s flag memorial to Iraq dead will end, but the stories remain

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As she has each July 4 since 2006, Lauri Richardson will spend this morning coordinating the installation of thousands of flags on Newfane Common — one for each U.S. casualty in the Iraq War.

But when those flags are removed in a few weeks, they won’t be returning. Nearly seven months after the war officially ended, Richardson is retiring a display that has spurred a wide range of emotions and stories from volunteers and from passersby. Continue reading

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Connecticut Trees of Honor planned in Middletown park as memorial to Iraq, Afghanistan war dead

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A pastoral walkway of flowering trees will serve as a meditative way to honor those from Connecticut who gave their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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