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Observances held to remember war dead

American Legion posts in Gloucester and Mathews hosted Memorial Day ceremonies in the two counties on Sunday afternoon to remember American soldiers and sailors who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

In Mathews

Retired U.S. Ambassador Morris D. "Buzz" Busby was the guest speaker at the service held at American Legion Post 83 in Mathews.

Busby was introduced by Post Vice Commander Willie Hubbard, who outlined the ambassador’s long and distinguished career. Busby served 15 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, receiving a Bronze Star for action in Vietnam, then followed up his Naval career as Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia and in numerous other diplomatic posts.

The ambassador served as President Ronald Reagan’s Special Envoy to Central America and as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. He has also authored a number of papers and has testified before Congress on counter-terrorism.

After 34 years in government serv...

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