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Evelyn Hagen, Auxiliary president, releases a wreath into the Fish Hook River at Red Bridge Park in honor of those who have fought for their country. Taps was played at the park and a firing squad saluted fallen soldiers. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Fallen soldiers remembered on Monday

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Maj. Gen. John Smith thanked those who have given their lives to serve in the armed forces.

Smith, who gave a special address Monday at a Park Rapids Memorial Day service, shared his vision of the men and women who serve in the National Guard.


"Respond when called and be ready," he said.

Smith has spoken to many groups of soldiers over the years and not one failed to respond, he said.

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