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Ceremonies held in DeKalb to honor fallen service members

KEITH HERNANDEZ khernandez@shawmedia.comMay 28, 2019

DeKALB – U.S. Army veteran Robert McCann said that for many Memorial Days he didn’t know how to respond to the phrase, “Thank you for your service.”

From the Ellwood House front porch, McCann addressed dozens of community members as the keynote speaker of Monday’s Memorial Day program. The weather stayed fair long enough for the annual Memorial Day parade to reach its destination at the Ellwood House and for the program to run its course.

Paradegoers were greeted with waves and miniature flags from Mayor Jerry Smith, AMVETS, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 and the DeKalb High School and Clinton Rosette and Huntley Middle School marching bands.

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