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Services held Sunday to honor America’s war dead

American Legion posts in Mathews and Gloucester took time out on Sunday afternoon to honor America’s military and its war dead in Memorial Day weekend observances.

The first of the services was held at American Legion Post 83, Hudgins, with a bell ceremony to remember those post members who had died in the past year, or as they said at the program, “gone on to Post Everlasting.”

The bell was tolled for each of the following Legionnaires: Herbert A. Dehnert, Henry D. Furniss, Roland E. Gauthier, F.E. Jarvis, Raymond Kern, Edgar L. Morgan Jr., Gordon P. Riley and Julian W. Watson.

After the names were read, post commander Tim Roscher directed the Post 83 Honor Guard to fire a gun salute. The group then dispersed and gathered again at the Mathews Rotary Club’s Flags for Heroes display next to Moughons Hardware for another brief ceremony and gun salute.

Later that afternoon, American Legion Post 75, Gloucester, held its Memorial Day observance in front of the Gloucester County...

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