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Jack Pietras of the Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, Toledo, salutes.

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The Stroh Center is packed during the Buckeye Boys State Ecumenical Church Service and graduation ceremony.

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Maxx Davidson of Ashland recites a prayer during the graduation ceremony.

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Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, honors Clinton Longenecker, a member of Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 in Toledo. Mr. Longenecker is an Army WWII veteran who participated in D-Day at Omaha Beach.

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Mort Edgington and his wife Liz, of Toledo are honored.

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Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate, speaks during the ceremony.

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Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten, left, shakes hands with Bob Oehlers after introducing him.

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Whitmer High School rising senior Casey Holsten introduces guest speaker Bob Oehlers, a 1985 Whitmer High School alumnus and 1989 West Point graduate.

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Judson McDaniel of Portage honors former Boys Stater and Bowling Green resident Steven Shaner, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

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Buckeye Boys State participants sing a final song as they end their ceremony.

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