Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 27, 2014

Bramwell honors those who fought for America’s freedom

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Children waved American Flags as people lined the streets of Bramwell to watch the parade to honor the veterans who have served our country and are still serving today.

The celebration also included a ceremony to honor all veterans.

“I am so proud that the community has come out and supported the Memorial Day events. Without our veterans we would not have the freedom we have today, without those living and also those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Marie Blackwell, executive director of the Mercer County Convention and Visitors, said. “Don’t forget to thank a veteran and thank you to everyone who came out to support the events.”

Venita Riffe, of Princeton, came out to support the parade and veterans at the Memorial Day celebration.

“My father was a veteran from WWII, my brother served in Vietnam and my son is an Army veteran. Everyone just needs to remember what these men and women do for us and our country. I came to just remember my father, brother and son and the things they went through during the different wars,” Riffe said.

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