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Man gunned down in Mission Hill hardware store will be laid to rest

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Man gunned down in Mission Hill hardware store will be laid to rest

- The funeral service for the Mission Hill hardware store owner who was gunned down in his own store last week will be held on Monday. Related Links Andres Cruz, 58, was fatally shot during what authorities believe was a robbery last Tuesday. Three men are facing murder and firearm charges. The service will be held at Mission Church on Tremont Street in Roxbury
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Hempt Memorial MS Polo Match returns to Silver Spring

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Hempt Memorial MS Polo Match returns to Silver Spring

- The George F. Hempt Memorial MS Polo Match returns to Silver Spring Township next month to raise thousands of dollars benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 12th annual event is scheduled to take place on Aug. 11-12 at the Hempts Farm Polo Field directly across from Cumberland Valley High School on the Carlisle Pike. The event was initiated by the late George F
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How do you memorialize fallen in a war without end?

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How do you memorialize fallen in a war without end?

- WASHINGTON — The National Mall is chock-full of monuments to America’s war dead: the fountains and pools of the World War II Memorial, the relentless, black wedge of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the haunting statuary of the Korean War Memorial. Yet to be memorialized, however, are the estimated 7,000 men and women who have died in the longest conflict in the country’s history
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How do you memorialize the fallen in a war without end?

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How do you memorialize the fallen in a war without end?

- WASHINGTON — The National Mall is chock-full of monuments to America’s war dead: the fountains and pools of the World War II Memorial, the relentless, black wedge of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the haunting statuary of the Korean War Memorial. Yet to be memorialized, however, are the estimated 7,000 men and women who have died in the longest conflict in the country’s history
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Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest takes place in Quakertown

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Sarah Parvin Memorial SoccerFest takes place in Quakertown

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Overnight crash closes part of Veterans Memorial Highway early Saturday morning

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Overnight crash closes part of Veterans Memorial Highway early Saturday morning

- The westbound lanes of Veterans Memorial Bridge were closed early Saturday morning, after a collision between a motorcycle and a car. At about 2 a.m., Council Bluffs officers responded to a call off the 4200 block of Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The officers found the motorcycle rider lying on the highway, and the driver of the car being held by witnesses. The motorcycle rider was conscious and responding to questions, and was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Overnight crash closes parts of Veterans Memorial Highway

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Overnight crash closes parts of Veterans Memorial Highway

- One taken to hospital after car collides with motorcycle. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a car along Veteran's Memorial Highway early Saturday morning. The crash happened near the state divide on the highway. As officers arrived, the motorcyclist was lying on the road and witnesses were holding driver of the car, according to authorities
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College student shot dead in Brooklyn while on summer break honored as 'bright light' at poignant funeral service

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College student shot dead in Brooklyn while on summer break honored as 'bright light' at poignant funeral service

- A college student who was killed by gunfire while home in Brooklyn for summer break was remembered as a “bright light” with big dreams at an emotional funeral service Friday. Justin Hackley, 20, was planning to return for his senior year as a business student at Delaware State University when he was shot to death during a brawl on Ocean Ave
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Salem witch trial victims remembered 325 years later

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Salem witch trial victims remembered 325 years later

- A memorial to people who were executed on charges of witchcraft 325 years ago was unveiled on Wednesday in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1692, Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin and 15 others were hung at the location known as Procter’s Ledge, while another victim, Giles Corey, was crushed to death. The executions were part of a mass hysteria in colonial Massachusetts in which some local people were accused of practicing witchcraft
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Funeral service for St. Louis fire captain Friday at Harris Stowe

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Funeral service for St. Louis fire captain Friday at Harris Stowe

- ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ The funeral is Friday, July 21 for fallen St. Louis Fire Captain John Kemper. His casket will be flanked by firefighters and be carried by a fire truck to the funeral home. The funeral is at 11 a.m. at Harris Stowe State University. The 59-year-old died in the line of duty one week after being injured while battling a vacant house fire over the Fourth of July holiday
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CPD: Man who ran over 12 mourners at funeral had grudge against - | WBTV Charlotte

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CPD: Man who ran over 12 mourners at funeral had grudge against - | WBTV Charlotte

- COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police Department investigators say the motive was revenge when a 64-year-old man plowed into a group of three dozen mourners at a Columbia cemetery during a funeral for a longtime state Department of Mental Health employee on Wednesday afternoon. Police say James Kester, 64, hit 12 mourners as a grudge against the state Department of Mental Health
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Funeral services will be Monday for Omaha educator and coach Don Benning

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Funeral services will be Monday for Omaha educator and coach Don Benning

- Benning, 80, died Friday of multiple health issues stemming from kidney failure. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John A.M.E. Church, 2402 N. 22nd St. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the service begins. Survivors include his wife, Marcidene “Dee” Benning; children Victoria Benning, Tracy Benning, Donald Benning Jr., Kymberly Benning and Damon Benning; sister Phyllis Joseph; and nine grandchildren
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Driver crashes into forklift on Veterans Memorial Highway bridge

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Driver crashes into forklift on Veterans Memorial Highway bridge

- Man hospitalized in critical condition. . Driver crashes into forklift on Veterans Memorial Highway bridge Man hospitalized in critical condition COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The Veterans Memorial Highway bridge over the Missouri River was closed for hours early Thursday morning as police cleaned up a crash. A male driver was heading westbound on the bridge around 4 a.m., when he lost control and collided with a parked forklift in a construction zone
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Witch trials memorial unveiled in Salem

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Witch trials memorial unveiled in Salem

- It was a day of remembrance in the city as it dedicated a memorial to those lives lost during the trials.
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Salem dedicates witch trials memorial, marking 325 years since the infamous executions

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Salem dedicates witch trials memorial, marking 325 years since the infamous executions

- The city of Salem will dedicate its Salem Witch Trials Memorial on Wednesday, marking 325 years since the infamous wave of hysteria over witchcraft spread throughout the city. The memorial is built at Proctor’s Ledge, where 19 people accused of witchcraft are believed to have been executed in 1692. The location was confirmed as the site of the hangings by researchers in January 2016
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Person found dead at cemetery

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Person found dead at cemetery

- Police are investigating a body found at Sunset Memorial Cemetery as a suicide. A person was found dead at Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery off Central Avenue on Tuesday morning. Police and medical personnel removed a body from the area. The death does not appear to be suspicious, Billings Police Department Sgt. Mitch Hart said. Hart had no additional details available.
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People worldwide will wear purple to honor Kansas’ Parker Monhollon, who died of cancer

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People worldwide will wear purple to honor Kansas’ Parker Monhollon, who died of cancer

- Memorial services have been set for Saturday in Topeka for Parker Monhollon, the 9-year-old Kansas girl who died last week after spending more than a year fighting a cancerous tumor in her brain. The location for the services – a 5,200-square-foot-ballroom – fits the outpouring of grief and support for Parker’s family, who invited the public to follow her 18-month battle on social media
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Community mourns the loss of Aramazd Andressian Jr. at public memorial
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Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers — latest project of Bill and Evonne Williams — to debut in Lincoln
Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers — latest project of Bill and Evonne Williams — to debut in Lincoln A new memorial to the men and women who died in America’s post-9/11 wars will be unveiled later this month in Lincoln. The Tribute Towers are a photographic war memorial incorporating both military and personal photos of service members who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photos are imprinted on large waterproof sheets and hung from hooks on 10-foot towers   Read More ...
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The Latest: Descendants remember victims of witch trials
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the dedication of a memorial to the 19 people hanged during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts 325 years ago (all times local): Descendants of some of the 19 people who were hanged during the Salem witch trials have attended the dedication of a memorial at the site of the executions. One of the descendants, Jeffrey Stark, said Wednesday the memorial "brings justice to the fact that they were wrongly accused   Read More ...
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The Latest: Memorial to victims of witch trials is dedicated
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the dedication of a memorial to the 19 people hanged during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts 325 years ago (all times local): A memorial in honor of the 19 people hanged during the Salem witch trials has been dedicated 325 years after five women were killed at the exact spot. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said Wednesday that the shadows from the tragic episode in U   Read More ...
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Several people hit by vehicle while attending Columbia graveside funeral service
Several people hit by vehicle while attending Columbia graveside funeral service COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Several people who were attending a graveside service on Thursday afternoon were injured when they were hit by a car at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia. Columbia Police say between eight and ten people were hurt around 1:30 p.m. when an elderly man ran into them with his car at the cemetery on Leesburg Road near Interstate 77   Read More ...
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Several people hit by vehicle while attending Columbia graveside - | WBTV Charlotte
Several people hit by vehicle while attending Columbia graveside - | WBTV Charlotte COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Several people who were attending a graveside service on Thursday afternoon were injured when they were hit by a car at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia. Columbia Police say between eight and ten people were hurt around 1:30 p.m. when an elderly man ran into them with his car at the cemetery on Leesburg Road near Interstate 77   Read More ...
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