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Memorial Day in Lake Orion



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Leo Thomas and Joe Zikewich stand next to the new plaques commemorating their actions in the line of fire. Photo by Gabriel Ouzounian (click for larger version)
June 01, 2011 - The sun shone strong for the first time in nearly a month, Monday -- just in time for a grateful community to honor their military heroes, both living and dead.

Annual Memorial Day events included grave-side ceremonies at Eastlawn Cemetery, a parade downtown, wreath throwing into Paint Creek, US Air Force jets flying over and a solemn ceremony at the Orion Veterans Memorial. Whether or not the weather was warm, large numbers of the community came out to pay their respects.

For a pictorial view, please see pages 10 and 24.

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