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Rolland Lowell Thompson

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Rolland Lowell Thompson

- Merrill, Iowa. Rolland Lowell Thompson, 85, of rural Merrill, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be noon Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Visitation with the family present starts at 11 a.m. before the service on Saturday at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow the service at Faith Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to www
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Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated July 27, 1995

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Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated July 27, 1995

- The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995, in Washington, D.C. The dedication occurred on the 42 anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. Present were President Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam, president of the Republic of Korea. The memorial features 19 stainless steel statues, each between 7 feet 3 inches tall and 7 feet 6 inches tall
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Behind the scenes at Soldiers Memorial, artifacts get white-glove treatment

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Behind the scenes at Soldiers Memorial, artifacts get white-glove treatment

- ST. LOUIS • Outside the Soldiers Memorial, construction crews are replacing steps, adding fountains and installing monuments. Anyone walking or driving past can catch a glimpse of how things are progressing on the museum's $30 million, two-year renovation, which began in February 2016. But the project's most important changes can't be seen from the street. Inside, climate control systems, new lighting and an extra level will help the museum house and preserve its military artifacts
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Memorial held for 10-year-old girl killed on Massachusetts Turnpike

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Memorial held for 10-year-old girl killed on Massachusetts Turnpike

- A memorial was held Wednesday for Fatima Charlene Martinez Garcia, a 10-year-old girl fatally hit by a vehicle along the Massachusetts Turnpike. Garcia was traveling back to New York along the Mass. Pike in Upton when friends in the Jeep Wrangler ahead of them got a flat tire. The 33-year-old driver of the Toyota Camry Garcia was traveling in pulled over and both got out to assist with changing the tire
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Father Tucker Memorial Park awarded over $300,000 in federal grant

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Father Tucker Memorial Park awarded over $300,000 in federal grant

- A Wilmington community staple will soon receive a face-lift. The U.S Department of the Interior awarded Father Tucker Memorial Park a federal grant of towards park improvements, Delaware legislators announced today. “I am thrilled that these funds will breathe new life back into the park – a location that holds such a special place in the hearts of so many Delawareans,” said Senator Chris Coons in a release
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French president attends memorial for IS-slain priest

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French president attends memorial for IS-slain priest

- PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday after a Mass marking one year since the killing of a local French priest by two 19-year-old Islamic extremists who pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group. Calling him a "martyr," Macron addressed crowds outside the small Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church in Normandy where the throat of Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was slit as he celebrated morning Mass on July 26, 2016
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Memorial planned for Cowlitz County K9 who passed away after fighting illness

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Memorial planned for Cowlitz County K9 who passed away after fighting illness

- KELSO, Wash. – Deputies will be paying tribute to Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Fritz on Thursday, nearly a week after he was put down because of a "short, intense illness." Deputy K9 Fritz worked in law enforcement for eight years, during which time officials say he captured dozens of suspects in a wide variety of serious crimes. Fritz worked with K9 handler Deputy Brent Harris
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Cpl. Stephen Ballard joins Memorial Wall at Delaware State Police Museum

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Cpl. Stephen Ballard joins Memorial Wall at Delaware State Police Museum

- The first Delaware State Police trooper to die in the line of duty since 1972 joins a wall of heroes. Corporal Stephen Ballard's photograph was placed along Memorial Wall in a solemn ceremony at the Delaware State Police Museum in Dover. Ballard's widow, Louise Cummings, was on-hand for the tribute, honoring Ballard's service and sacrifice. "We will never forget,” said Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr
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Is a ‘Global War on Terrorism Memorial’ an appropriate tribute?

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Is a ‘Global War on Terrorism Memorial’ an appropriate tribute?

- The proposal for a Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, to honor the country’s post-9/11 war dead, described in Sunday’s Globe, may seem like a no-brainer. It is, in fact, premature. Before proceeding further, Americans would do well to reflect further on exactly what they propose to memorialize. Existing federal legislation prohibits installing a war memorial on the Mall until at least 10 years after the fighting has ended
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Wisconsin cemetery gets mixed reaction to planned "Ghostbusters" movie night

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Wisconsin cemetery gets mixed reaction to planned "Ghostbusters" movie night

- Restlawn Memorial Park plans to show "Ghostbusters" on Aug. 11. The cemetery posted on Facebook, and they've gotten plenty of feedback both positive and negative. One person responded to the post by saying "I find this disrespectful and disturbing on so many levels. And the movie they picked seems to me to make a mockery of the whole thing." But another person wrote, "My parents are in the Restlawn Mausoleum and they would have loved knowing there was a family-friendly event being hosted on the grounds
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Albuquerque Concert Band to play at Veteran’s Memorial Park

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Albuquerque Concert Band to play at Veteran’s Memorial Park

- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Concert Band will perform two free concerts at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial Park on July 26 and August 2. The band is under the direction of John Sanks who has been a member of the band for more than 25 years. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. The Albuquerque Concert Band will perform jazz, show tunes, marches and more during the one-hour concert
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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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Memorial to U.S. troops killed in war since 9/11 unveiled in Lincoln

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Memorial to U.S. troops killed in war since 9/11 unveiled in Lincoln

- LINCOLN — As the ceremony ended and the other families dispersed, Michelle Howardson sat down on the concrete and quietly cried. She stayed there, cross-legged in front of her brother’s photo, for several minutes, running her fingers over his name, the shape of his smile, the date of Staff Sgt. Sean Howardson’s death. Howardson drove more than four hours from her home in Wayland, Iowa, to the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday morning for the unveiling of the Remembering Our Fallen war memorial
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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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Latest: Makeshift memorial for immigrants includes water
Latest: Makeshift memorial for immigrants includes water SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): A makeshift memorial for 10 immigrants who died after being inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas includes a few unopened bottles of water. The bottles sit next to a tree outside the Walmart in San Antonio where dozens of migrants were discovered Sunday packed inside the tractor-trailer   Read More ...
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Latest: Makeshift memorial for immigrants includes water
Latest: Makeshift memorial for immigrants includes water SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): A makeshift memorial for 10 immigrants who died after being inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas includes a few unopened bottles of water. The bottles sit next to a tree outside the Walmart in San Antonio where dozens of migrants were discovered Sunday packed inside the tractor-trailer   Read More ...
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‘Scatter Day’ held at Sunset Memorial Park
‘Scatter Day’ held at Sunset Memorial Park ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery is holding a “Scatter Day” to create a unique experience for families to scatter their loved ones remains. According to a release, one in five Americans have human created remains in their homes and at least 10,000 people in Albuquerque have loved ones’ remains in their homes. Sunset Memorial wants to help find a permanent resting place for the communities loves ones   Read More ...
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Hempt Memorial MS Polo Match returns to Silver Spring
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   Read More ...
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Memorial to U.S. troops killed in war since 9/11 unveiled in Lincoln
Memorial to U.S. troops killed in war since 9/11 unveiled in Lincoln LINCOLN — As the ceremony ended and the other families dispersed, Michelle Howardson sat down on the concrete and quietly cried. She stayed there, cross-legged in front of her brother’s photo, for several minutes, running her fingers over his name, the shape of his smile, the date of Staff Sgt. Sean Howardson’s death. Howardson drove more than four hours from her home in Wayland, Iowa, to the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday morning for the unveiling of the Remembering Our Fallen war memorial   Read More ...
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How do you memorialize fallen in a war without end?
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   Read More ...
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11th annual Ronnie Gill Memorial Golf Tournament tees off Saturday
11th annual Ronnie Gill Memorial Golf Tournament tees off Saturday CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – The 11th annual PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament teed off at Cranston Country Club Saturday. Ronald A. Gill, Jr. was a coast guardsman stationed in Alaska when he was ejected from a rapid response boat and killed during a training exercise in Washington’s Puget Sound in 2007. Gill was 26 years old. According to Ronnie’s father   Read More ...
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