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Park Rapids American Legion auxiliary member Katy Hochstatter tosses a poppy wreath from the Red Bridge into Fish Hook River to remember fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Soldiers honored on Memorial Day

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It was a day to remember reluctant heroes, those who served when called upon.

For the past 40 years the last Monday in May has been set aside for remembrances, tears and patriotism.


In Park Rapids, Col. John A. Clauer spoke about the core military values of courage, honor and commitment and the importance of Memorial Day Monday morning.

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