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Hundreds gather for Memorial Day observation at Cedar Memorial

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Hundreds gathered for a Memorial Day observation at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Those who had lost loved ones wrote their names on red, white and blue balloons which were released in their honor at the end of the ceremony.

The ceremony included music, prayer and key note speaker Charles F. "Chuck" Elias, who served in the U.S. Army as a Security and Weapons Specialist.

A rifle salute was also included in the special program.

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