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Addison resident Jean Wheaton (right) leans on Evelyn Rippetoe, 4, for support during an emotional moment. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
May 30, 2012 - In life, they fought, sacrificed and bled for their country and our liberty.

Now, they peacefully slumber within the earth.

But they are not forgotten as we speak their names, praise their deeds and honor their service every Memorial Day.

Addison Township residents and local veterans gathered in the historic Lakeville Cemetery Saturday afternoon to remember those who selflessly gave up all of their tomorrows for our today.

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Approximately 170 veterans are buried in the cemetery on E. Drahner Rd. Each one has an American flag adorning their grave.

Following the ceremony, those in attendance gathered to break bread and enjoy the afternoon as friends and neighbors.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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