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Memorial Day celebration in Bramwell honors fallen troops

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BRAMWELL, W. Va (WVVA)-- Mercer County veterans are honored in an annual ceremony in Bramwell.

A gun salute came after a parade including veterans, Bramwell volunteer firefighters, and classic cars.Then a flag-folding ceremony gave spectators a chance to think about what it really means to love our country.

This year, WVVA's Kristen Conner was the master of ceremonies for the celebration... A day full of mmusicand remembrance.

Organizers say this is always a special day in town.

"It means something to all of us," said organizer Randy Gibson. "We're free and walking around here, and the men and women who didn't come home, that's what this is all about."

Mayor Lou Stoker agreed. "[We are happy we can do this] for those who have served. And we can honor them."

Guests at the ceremony included Vietnam veterans and even a World War II vet.

Many shared with us that there is nothing like the feeling they receive when they hear a "thank you for your service" from civilians.
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