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Fayetteville pays tribute to fallen service members on Memorial Day

Images capture ceremony at Freedom Memorial Park


About 300 people attended a Memorial Day service on Monday at Freedom Memorial Park in downtown Fayetteville. 

The ceremony paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the call of duty. The program – organized by veteran Don Talbot, commander of Purple Heart Chapter 2226 – incorporated patriotic music, a bagpipe version of “Amazing Grace,” wreath presentations representing World War I through the Global War on Terror, and the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Company.

Col. Scott Pence, garrison commander of Fort Bragg, was the keynote speaker.

Photographer Tony Wooten captured images of the service for CityView TODAY.

Staff writer Michael Futch's story about the service is at https://www.cityviewtoday.com/stories/when-we-lose-one-of-our-own-our-entire-town-mourns,7433.

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