Memorial day events honor fallen veterans

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and VFW Post 12135 member Ken Deboer looks closely at a grave in Hickory Valley Cemetery to verify the name before marking it with a flag.

Loudon County veterans, along with family, friends and neighbors, took time to honor fallen members of the armed forces on Memorial Day.

Originally known as Decoration Day in reference to the practice of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died in service to their country.

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