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By Ben Muir 

Petersburg honors those who made the 'ultimate sacrifice'


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Flowers are placed on a gravestone after a Memorial Day ceremony at Petersburg Memorial Cemetery.

About 50 people gathered at the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery Monday to remember friends and loved ones who died while serving in the military.

The Memorial Day ceremony lasted under 30 minutes and included speakers from the Petersburg Ministerial Association who led prayer, read Bible passages and asked for a moment of silence. Preceding the moment of silence was a time for the crowd to shout out names of the people they knew who died in the military.

"There is a lot of military history here and a lot of families connected to that," said Bob Carter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. "A l...

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