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A day to remember around the area

Staff WriterMay 28, 2019

Right: Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Ty Letto places the POW/MIA scarf on an empty chair at the start of the Memorial Day ceremony in Beaver Dam’s Veterans Memorial Park on Monday. The empty chair is placed at all official meetings that veterans attend, as a physical symbol of the thousands of American prisoners of war/missing in action still unaccounted for from all wars and conflicts involving the United States of America.

Bottom left: Waupun VFW Commander Frank Mesa, left, and Waupun American Legion Commander Bob Patrouille drop poppies, in remembrance of each Waupun-area veteran who died in the past year.

Bottom right: Horicon American Legion Commander Jim Kell performs the POW/MIA ceremony at Van Brunt Elementary School in Horicon.

Photo galleries from the Beaver Dam and Waupun Memorial Day ceremonies can be viewed at wiscnews.com/bdc.

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