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By Don Ogle 

Honoring sacrifice


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Col. Larry Nelson (Ret.) plays "taps" at the Memorial Day Service held at Greenwood Cemetery.

Sidney chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion combined forces Memorial Day morning to provide a memorial service honoring those who have served and died in service to their country.

"It's not about the beginning of summer, or a long weekend," said Fred Wiedeburg, serving as master of ceremonies. "Memorial Day is the most solomn of holidays, to honor those who have died in service to their country."

Wiedeburg, a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, was among a handful of retirees showing honor in uniform.

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