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Calvin Follin reads the names of Great Falls residents who have died in the service of their country, or in attacks on their country, while Sara Hilgartner rings a bell for each name at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Monday, May 27.

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Great Falls Marks Memorial Day

Annual ceremony pays tribute to veterans past and present.

Retired Lt. Gen. Norman H. Smith was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps in December 1955, more than 10 years after the Battle of Iwo Jima. But 68 years later, he accompanied 14 surviving veterans to the Japanese island, and he was struck by the stories he heard.


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