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05/25/09 — Hundreds meet at American Legion, place flags on vets' graves

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Hundreds meet at American Legion, place flags on vets' graves

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 25, 2009 2:04 PM

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Hannah Janssen, 5, sticks an American flag next to the grave of a veteran at Wayne Memorial Park Saturday morning with the help of her sister Brooklyn. More than 200 people converged on the American Legion Post 11 headquarters to eat breakfast with local veterans before helping them honor their fallen comrades.

At first, it was like a game -- running around a cemetery with a handful of American flags, planting one beside each grave bearing the name of a branch of the U.S. military. But when 7-year-old Brett Coleman happened upon...

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