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Who Gave Their Lives...

by Staff Western News
| May 28, 2019 4:00 AM

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Memorial Day service attendees listen as taps is played, Monday at the Libby Cemetery. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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Libby Veterans of Foreign Wars Quartermaster Paul Mammano straightens out his flag during a Memorial Day service, Monday at the Libby Cemetery. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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Libby American Legion members prepare to shoot rounds off in honor of veterans during a Memorial Day service, Monday at the Libby Cemetery. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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Libby Veterans of Foreign Wars member John Leary lays a flower down of sacrifices made by veterans during a Memorial Day service, Monday at the Libby Cemetery. (Luke Hollister/The Western News)

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Mike Casey (second from left), acting chaplain for Troy VFW Post 1548, reads a prayer for fallen comrades during the Memorial Day service at Milnor Lake Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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Troy VFW Post 1548 members and auxiliary stand in formation during the Memorial Day service at Milner Lake Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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Jerry Erickson, Troy VFW Post 1548 officer of the day, places a wreath as a symbol of remembrance, during the Memorial Day service at Milner Lake Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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Post Commander Mark Olson, Troy VFW Post 1548 officer of the day, places red flowers “In memory of the heroic dead who have fallen in defense of the United States of America,” during the Memorial Day service at Troy Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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Troy VFW Post 1548 member Maria Gregory raises and lowers the American flag during the Memorial Day service at Milnor Lake Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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Francine Ninneman, Troy VFW Post 1548 Auxiliary president, approaches the flag pole to place blue flowers -- an emblem of eternity -- during the Memorial Day service at Troy Cemetery. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

On Monday, local residents and their families joined veterans organizations in Libby and Troy in ceremonies to remember those who have died in service to our country.

Additionally, the WWI Memorial statue at the intersection of Mineral Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, which was recently refurbished, was re-dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday.

The headline above is taken from the WWI Memorial, in remembrance of those who did not make it home in this life, but who live forever in our thoughts and in our reverence for the price they paid.