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The Anderson-Black American Legion Post 462 leads a procession of active soldiers and veterans at Lakeport Cemetery Monday to begin the second of three Memorial Day services in the Laporte area. Music, stories and prayer filled the holiday morning as many community members shared their military stories and experiences with one another. — Trent Opstedahl | Bemidji Pioneer

Protecting our freedom: Laporte gathers to honor fallen soldiers, veterans

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LAPORTE — More than half the community here gathered Monday to honor past and present U.S. soldiers on Memorial day.

With a memorial service at the Laporte Public school gymnasium, an observance at Lakeport Cemetery and a veteran luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church, remembering the sacrifices made by those in the military was a common thought for many.

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