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Exploring the history of Memorial Day

patricks@lakevillejournal.com
The Memorial Day crowd at the town Green was silent during the raising of the flag and the playing of the national anthem. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — The sun started to come out about 9:15 a.m., just in time to create a nice humid glow for the Memorial Day program in Falls Village on Monday, May 30.

“It’s a little gloomy,” said First Selectman Pat Mechare in opening the ceremonies, “but the meaning of Memorial Day remains the same.”

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