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Great Falls community celebrates Memorial Day

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Today was the 13th annual Memorial Day service at the Montana Veterans Memorial here in Great Falls.

Hundreds came out to remember the reason why we celebrate the holiday.

There were numerous speeches by veterans, the boy scouts, and even Pulitzer prize winning journalist and veteran Eric Newhouse spoke on the importance of taking care of our veterans and for those who did serve ,they say it was a fitting  memorial.

“It shows me that people still care that we are free and this is our way of showing those who have gone before us that freedom that they have given us,” said James Heir.

The event also included songs from local groups, prayers from both a chaplain from Malmstrom and a pastor from a local church.

To end the service the Marine Corps League played taps to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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