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Display honors St. Marys natives as fallen veterans of military service

May 17, 2013

Photo by Colin Deppen Paul Jesberger, left, and Bill Miller, right, of the St. Marys Burial Detail place a wooden cross reading "USN Chief Louis Brendel." It is one of 93 such crosses bearing the names of St. Marys natives who died in American military service.

ST. MARYS - A grassy knoll in the shadow of St. Mary's Church now bears 93 white, wooden crosses placed there Friday by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail as part of an annual tradition honoring St. Marys natives fallen in military service.

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