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Dozens of people gathered at Davenport's Memorial Park on Sunday to honor our nation's fallen heroes.

Members of various military branches and veteran associations as well as family members and friends came together to pay respects to those lost in service and those who passed away after combat. 

Ceremonies began this morning at the Grand Army Republic and Legions Circle.

Today's final observance was at the Memorial Cemetery.

"Where else are you going to find the fallen heroes in a large group that deserve to be paid attention to," event coordinator Bob Brooks said. "Just like the National Cemetery, this is a very important place for the fallen to rest in peace."

Major General Michael Smith of the First Army, Rock Island Arsenal spoke today, sharing stories about "Decoration Day," the holiday's original name.

The observance ended with a gun salute.
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