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Town turns out to celebrate honored dead

Hundreds of Skaneateles residents, village and town, young and old, turned out on Memorial Day in downtown Skaneateles to honor the soldiers who fought and died in service to the United States.

The annual parade started at the Skaneateles American Legion Post on Jordan Road, wound through the village to St. Mary's Church cemetery, to Lake View Cemetery, and then to Shotwell Park for the final wreath-laying ceremony and main dedicatory speech by Col. Edward Magdziak.

Veterans from World War II up through the ongoing war in Afghanistan participated in and observed the parade, including the first female ever in the Honor Guard, Airman First Class Elizabeth McLennan.

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