Larry Moran of Monroe plays Taps during a wreath-laying ceremony at Veterans Park in Monroe. Mr. Moran, a Korean War veteran and a member of the City of Monroe VFW Post 1138, is flanked by a line of fellow veterans saluting.
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Snapping a salute after laying a wreath at the monument at the park is Cadet Airman 1st Class George Bellman of the Civil Air Patrol, Monroe Composite Squadron. The event was part of a national effort called Wreaths Across America, when ceremonies are held to decorate the monuments honoring those who died in our nation s wars and combat engagements. (THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON)