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Melanie Moore helps her daughter Abigail place a poppy in the memorial wreath in honor of father and grandfather, Ben Goodin, during the Two Bell Ceremony portion of Monday’s Memorial Day program at the Jefferson City National Cemetery. The Moore family traveled from Dallas to visit family and honor Goodin, a veteran of both the Navy and National Guard, who died earlier this year. Top, a poppy is readied for placement on the wreath.

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Speaker: We must save, share vets’ stories

Remembering the sacrifice

The individual stories of America’s veterans deserve to be heard and preserved, keynote speaker Jeremy Amick told a somber crowd gathered on Memorial Day at the Jefferson City National Cemetery on Monday.

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