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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – The sun shone on Memorial Day morning at St. Patrick’s Cemetery on both the American flag and the graves of those who died in service.

The Knights of Columbus held their annual flag-raising ceremony to honor fallen service members and those injured in battle.

A flag was also placed at the grave of each person who served and is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Those who attended remembered their loved ones as the names of those who put their lives on the line were read aloud. A minute of silence, the national anthem and prayers accompanied the ceremony to recall the importance of this day.

That’s why we shared the personal stories that personalized her earlier. When we remember the names of people who had given their all and were injured in battle, not just a generic memory. And I encourage other families to do the same. Mention specifically those who were killed or injured somewhere during the war and let those names always be in our hearts and minds so that we may never forget them,” said John Harwell, former faithful navigator of the Knights of Columbus.

The American flag was raised to the full staff, then dropped to the half staff on Monday morning. At noon it was remounted to full staff and then removed at 5 p.m.

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