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Mosinee Memorial Day celebration

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Mosinee hosted its annual Memorial Day celebration with a short parade, some speeches and patriotic music.

Around 200 people gathered at a flag pole at a Mosinee cemetery.

They paid tribute to those that served our country.

"It's great to see a good turnout for Mosinee to honor the veterans," said Roy Syring, Commander of the Mosinee Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Syring said in a small town, like Mosinee, almost everyone knows a veteran, which the holiday that much more important.

For the Memorial Day celebration the VFW placed more than 600 flags at the graves of veterans.

Mosinee High School Associate Principal Josh Sween spoke about the importance of educating young people about Memorial Day. He says that many young people have the wrong idea about the holiday.

Among the speakers at the ceremony was a high school junior. Josephine Antonich won a contest for writing a paper about the voice of democracy and was able to share her message with the community.  Antonich says it is an honor to win a contest about patriotism. The community enjoyed hearing a young person with passion for our country.

"It's really nice to see that the message is getting out there and kids are understanding and knowing what's going on," said Sween.
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