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G.A.R. Cemetery holds socially distant Memorial Day Ceremony

MIAMI, Okla. – The G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma hosted an in person event, but social distancing was encouraged.

The event was open to the public, and of course local veterans organizations. G.A.R. Office manager Nancy Bro says more and more veterans take part.

“I think they are very honored,” said Bro. “We get a large group of veterans that participate and show up for the ceremony every year and that number is growing every year.”

This year’s guest speaker was ben Loring. Loring is a former district attorney, Oklahoma State Representative and current Miami city attorney. His sons, David and Ian, served in the U.S. Army.

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National Poppy Day to honor sacrifice made by armed forces

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Every year on May 28 it is a familiar sight, someone wearing a red poppy. But do you know why it is worn? The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice that is worn by Americans and citizens of Allied nations since World War I to honor those who served and died in all wars. Michael Hayslip talked with American Legion Auxiliary National president about the importance of National Poppy Day and how you can get involved.

More information about National Poppy Day can be found at poppydayusa.org.