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Memorial Day Remembrance

Sonora, CA – Community members took time to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Operation Mom hosted a ceremony Friday morning at Courthouse Park in Sonora.

Musical entertainment was provided by students from Sonora Elementary, Sonora High School and Summerville High School. Speakers included Pat Padavana and Jennifer Rapp from Operation Mom, local veteran Frank Smart and others.

The central message, that while Memorial Day weekend is a time to barbeque and have fun with family, it is still important to take time to reflect on the men and women who have fought for freedom.

Visitors also took time to sign a scroll that will be sent to troops that are fighting overseas.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.