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21st annual Memorial Day ceremony in Olde Town

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The 21st Annual Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Augusta Military Order of the World Wars has held this event in Downtown Augusta, Monday morning, on Fourth and Broad Streets.

The ceremony included patriotic music by the U.S. Signal Corps Band, a presentation of colors and a traditional 21-gun salute. There was also a presentation of memorial wreaths to honor fallen soldiers. The speaker of the event Captain Jim Brokaw, Commanding Officer of the said it is important to honor those who have died while serving our country.

"These young men and women fought bravely at places that you and I will probably never visit, so that we do not have to fight wars on our own soil," Captain Brokaw, said. "So many today in our nation know so little about the military and truly understand the sacrifices that they make, and this is the day that our entire nation should pause to render honor and to give thanks to those who gave their all to their country and for you and I."

Captain Brokaw said while many people used today as a time off from work, he is pleased with the Augusta community who always takes time to remember our fallen heroes.

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