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Sunset Memorial Gardens holds Veterans Day ceremony

LAWTON, Okla._Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery joined in on the Veterans Day celebration Wednesday.

Their event had a large crowd, in spite of high winds. Wreaths were brought out by different veteran organizations near the Veterans Field of Honor. The wreaths are a symbol of respect, memory, and honor. Memorial committee member Jim Thompson hopes people appreciate all the freedoms gained from veterans' service.

"The freedom of our religion, the freedom of our thoughts, the freedom to say what we want to say, as long as it's decent, and the untold freedoms that we have. And the sacrifices that all those have made in the years past and are still making with those in uniform today serving, not only in this nation but also in the countries abroad,” Thompson said.

This was the 28th year the memorial committee organized and conducted a Veterans Day ceremony.

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