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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

NEW YORK – the Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in a solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those who died in the service of his country.

Memories of fallen soldiers, went from New York City, where Memorial Day fell on the last day of the Week New York, Los Angeles, where an 8-foot bronze statue was unveiled in honour of the dead.

The day coincided with the historical moments — the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. A wreath was laid at the tomb of the 35th president of the united states buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, in addition to hundreds of other veterans.

The cemetery was also visited by the current president, Donald Trump, who laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the annual awards ceremony.

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FLEET WEEK

In New York City, the military presence was quite remarkable, been the whole week, if a few thousand sailors, Marines and coast guard members were present for Fleet Week New York, ending on the holiday. The ships were scheduled to depart Tuesday.

New York city mayor Bill de Blasio joined to active members and veterans on board the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, for the annual commemoration while Gov. Andrew Cuomo marked the day by taking part in several parades.

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MOTOR DRIVE

Thousands of motorcyclists took to the streets of Riverside County, east of Los Angeles for the annual west coast Thunder ride. The event honors lost service men and women. Quieter commemorations in California included a cemetery walk and community picnic in the Presidio, a park and a former military fort in San Francisco. In Los Angeles, the Enduring Heroes Memorial statue was unveiled to a combat soldier hoisting the American flag, a monument to the service for the members of the Pasadena area was killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and while the fight against terrorism.

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REMEMBERING SACRIFICE

Arizonans gathered at four veterans cemeteries across the country to honor service members who died in conflicts. The events in Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Marana outside of Tucson and in the Camp Navajo near Flagstaff drew hundreds of people. Gov. Doug Ducey in a statement urging Arizonans to pause the celebrations and don’t forget those whose sacrifices made the day possible.

“They answered the call of duty, dedicated themselves to a higher purpose, and, when the time came, gave what Lincoln called their” last full measure of devotion,'” Ducey said. “This day is the day, and we are eternally grateful for their sacrifices.”

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