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About 325 attend M'ville Memorial Day event

The Marysville-Pilchuck High School band performs at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Marysville Cemetery.  - Brandon Adam
The Marysville-Pilchuck High School band performs at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Marysville Cemetery.
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MARYSVILLE — The community paid tribute to those who have died in a ceremony at the Marysville Cemetery on Memorial Day.

"Marysville, is proud to be an Armed Forces town," Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said. "We are a community that hosts a vast number of military families who are either permanently or temporarily stationed in the area, or are retired from all different branches of the military who have chosen Marysville as the place to enjoy their retirement years."

American Legion Post 178 Cmdr. Jeremiah Fort was among those who spoke about the lives lost during past conflicts.

The May 26 event was accompanied by Marysville-Pilchuck school band and Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard and Honor Guard.

It started off as a misty, cloudy morning, but the clouds parted just as Fort gave his opening invitation.

The rain did not stop more than 325 people from paying their respects for deceased veterans and those who still serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

"We were joined together as a great city, with great people, who have a special respect and appreciation for our veterans," he said.

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