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      Service held on Memorial Day to honor heroes

      On this Memorial Day, the sacrifices of American service members were remembered at Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette.

      The ceremony was hosted by American Legion Post 44, and included the Knights of Columbus and local Boy Scouts. The role call of the war dead was read, and members of the legion talked about how Memorial Day is an important way to teach younger generations about the heroes of our country.

      For many, Monday morning's ceremony is a Memorial Day tradition.

      "I've been doing this for the last 25 years now in honor of my father," said Greg Maki of Marquette. "My father served in the Navy, and he was a legion member for almost 36 years, so I just figured to be proper, to come and see the ceremony and pay respect for the veterans."

      After the ceremony, a Catholic mass was held at the cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.