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Dubuque veterans honored

DUBUQUE (KWWL)-- It was a picture of respect in Dubuque, when hundreds gathered at Linwood Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day celebration.

The event brought together veterans, active members of the armed forces and people from surrounding communities.

Local organizations offered services from readings to music.

A 21- gun salute honored the fallen, along with prayer and a wreath dedication.

Dubuque Senior High School students played taps while people in attendance sat in silence.

The Avenue of Flags decorating the cemetery showed the names of fallen service people.

Family members and friends could sponsor a flag for a lost loved one.

 A former Dubuquer and now U.S. Army Brigadier General was the guest speaker.

"It's tradition. It's family. And it's just knowing that someone is out there - from our local policemen and firemen to our military away - that we're remembering them and taking care to bring them back home." Brigadier General Robert Felderman said.

This year, more than 700 flags waved in honor of fallen veterans.

The ceremony program read -- "we live in the land of the free because of the brave".

After the service, some gathered in the civil war section of the cemetery to pay tribute to those veterans.

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