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Veterans memorialize fallen comrades at Minnesota's cemeteries

Tucked between Interstate 494 and the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary sits a small, old parish cemetery. And on this rainy Monday morning, as is traditional on Memorial Day, a bell rang out.

By the time Carl Rudolph, a Vietnam-era veteran, finished his task, the bell, glistening with rainwater, had rung 86 times - once for each U.S. military veteran buried in the cemetery.

Across Minnesota, people gathered in cemeteries to honor and remember those who served in American wars. In Richfield, attendees gathered under gray skies.

https://www.startribune.com/memorial-day-minnesota-veterans-military/600369005/

 

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