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Emotions run high at Door County Memorial Day ceremony

Stories were recalled and tears were fought back at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department building where a ceremony could be held this year. Door County Veterans Services Officer Beth Wartella was the first speaker and shared stories about Door County soldiers who lost their lives in combat, dating back to World War I. Coming after that was the reading of names of Door County veterans who had served but are no longer living. After each name, Assistant County Veterans Service Officer Nathan LeClair rang a bell. Names read off went back to the Civil War. 

 

Wartella said at the ceremony that Memorial Day is rightfully one of the most solemn and patriotic days for Americans. She honored the example set by those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

 

 

The heartfelt day ended with the American Legion Post 51 rendering a salute followed by the playing of TAPS by Andy Anderson.

 

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