Honoring those who gave all

June Armstrong, center, stands in front of the grave of her son, Michael D. Armstrong, who was killed in Vietnam in 1968, as Ralph Reynolds reads a memorial prayer at a Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday in Lima.
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Three local veterans groups came together Saturday to participate in an annual tradition: Placing wreaths on the graves of those who gave their lives for their country.

The Wreaths Across America program’s mission is: “Remember, Educate, Honor” — Remember the fallen, educate our youth on the sacrifices that were made, honor those who served.

Locally, a group consisting of members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Freedom’s Colors took time Saturday afternoon to place wreaths on the graves of 10 veterans — all from Auglaize County — who died in the service of...

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