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June 14, 2021

6/7/2021 4:26:00 PM
Stewartville honors America's fallen heroes
Hannah Meyerhofer, poppy princess, carries flowers to a gravesite at Woodlawn Cemetery during Stewartville’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Hannah Meyerhofer, poppy princess, carries flowers to a gravesite at Woodlawn Cemetery during Stewartville’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Words seem feeble when we think about those who gave their lives so America can live, Mayor Jimmie-John King told a large gathering at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday morning, May 31.
King, a featured speaker at the city's annual Memorial Day ceremony, said he never fails to be amazed at those who give their lives so others may live.
"You get that feeling as you stand on this hallowed ground and look out across the rows of flags and markers," the mayor said. "Each one marks the resting place of an American hero."
The heroes include those who fought and died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, Iraq and in the War on Terror, King said.
"As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this great nation," he said.
Americans should also do their utmost to carry out what must have been the wish of those U.S. servicemen and women who have died in war: that no other generation of young people will ever have to share their experience and repeat their sacrifice, he said...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 8 Stewartville STAR.

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