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Memorial Day observed in Dixon

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Maj. Gen. Michael R. Smith delivers the keynote address Monday morning at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon in observation of Memorial Day. Smith talked of sacrifice and the honor of those who gave their lives for this country.
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Children plug their ears and react to the loud shots fired during a rifle salute Monday morning at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
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Dixon Armory Bravo Troop 2/106 Cav. Spcs. Scott Heaslip (left), John Dickerson and Dakota Hagerman raise the flag to full staff Monday morning during Memorial Day observances at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
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Larry Knoll of Dixon fires up his 1926 "Freedom Express" Model T to take it through the Memorial Day parade in Dixon.
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American Legion Post 12 brings in the colors Monday morning during Memorial Day observances in Dixon.
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Navy veteran Jim Devine tosses a wreath into the Rock River from the Dixon riverfront Monday morning in observance of Memorial Day. After the ceremony, a parade made its way to Oakwood Cemetery.

After an American Legion Post 12 service at the Dixon riverfront, a parade brought Monday morning's Memorial Day observance to Oakwood Cemetery. An open house at the post on West First Street followed.

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