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Community honors its fallen

Vietnam veteran and Great Bend Memorial Day observation speaker Buck Causey tells those attending the service Monday morning to thank the vets who made their freedom possible.

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Like blurs of red, white and blue, American flags of all sizes popped as they whipped in the early summer breeze Monday morning at Great Bend Municipal Cemetery’s Veterans Circle.
Then, the mournful notes of “Taps” from a solitary trumpeter pierced the otherwise silent air – a chilling end to 2012 Memorial Day observation. The service opened with the American Legion Riders presenting the colors.
It had been a sunny morning of somber presentations. Representatives of local veterans’ groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts presented laid wreaths memorializing the area’s war dead in all conflicts at the foot of ...

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