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Ironwood marks Memorial Day

 

May 29, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A COLOR guard leads Ironwood's Memorial Day parade Monday from the Ironwood Memorial Building to the city's Riverside Cemetery. Among those taking part in the parade were, first row from left, Jim Peterson, George Smith (hidden), Travis Peterson, James Shea and Joe Lauzon. See pages 6 and 8 for more Memorial Day coverage.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - A day after celebrating the accomplishments of its graduates, Ironwood gathered Monday to honor and remember those who gave their lives serving their country.

While for some Memorial Day has become an extra day off work and excuse to grill or barbecue, Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell reminded those attending the ceremony of the purpose of the holiday.

"Memorial Day isn't meant to be a national holiday of celebration. Memorial Day is a time for reflection, pause, remembrance and thanksgiving - to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who...



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