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Putting the veterans back into Veterans Day

 

Last updated 9/15/2017 at Noon

An honor guard marches down the parade route during the 2017 Memorial Day parade in Mill Creek. A pair of Army veterans are lobbying the city to make veterans’ contributions a more central part of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day events.

Two Army veterans of the Korean War have joined forces they hope will bring back the true meaning of holidays to honor military veterans for residents of Mill Creek.

West Point graduate Didrik Voss has collaborated with Army veteran Chuck Wright to propose changes to the city-sponsored events every year that are staged for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.

“It’s important that young people in our community realize that Memorial Day is more sacred than just another excuse for a sale on mattresses,” Voss told The Beacon.

“The parades through town should be a tribute to those who se...



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