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Members of the Minot community came together this morning to honor those who gave their lives while serving their country.

North Dakota's VFW and the American Legion took to the Souris River, scattering flower petals and then ashes of burned flags to honor service men and women who died at sea.

"The young generation has to know the sacrifices," says Minot VFW Post Quarter Master Wayne Paulson. "The things that we have today came from the sacrifices of those service men and women."

Later, at Minot's Rose Hill Cemetery, Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha reflected on the lives of his fallen comrades.

"I know as a soldier, I lost eight in Afghanistan," says Romesha. "Each one of those had their own story to tell, they had their own lives, their own hopes and dreams for the future."

The day serves as a solemn reminder for Jim Clifford, who lost friends in the Vietnam War.


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