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Hundreds gather for Memorial Day service in Washington

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Hundreds fill the stands for a Memorial Day service in Washington. 

The service featured music by a male quarter called “Men- ‘n-a’-Chord.”

Former Washington mayor and retired Coast Guard veteran, L. Stewart Rumley, served as the guest speaker for the event. 

Retired Army veteran, Roscoe Howard joined other veterans in retiring of the colors ceremony. Howard says he looks forward to ceremonies that pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

“It's such an honor to be involved in commemorative events that recognize the supreme sacrifice that all the brave men and woman made, so that we enjoy the freedom that we do now," said Howard. 

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit #48 and Chapter 48 sponsored Monday’s event. 
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