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A group of veterans and veteran families gathered at the VFW Post 8568 Sept. 24 for “A Legacy of Support and Sympathy” hosted by the VFW Auxiliary in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives during times of war. Those honored were Dennis and Pam Moore who lost their son and Jayden Shoellhorn who lost three parents. During WWI people hung a blue star banner in their windows to symbolize they had someone serving in the military. The blue star was replaced by a gold star if that person died during hostilities. Beginning in 1918, the tradition was later made official by an act of Congress in 1936. The group gathered to let the Moores and Shoellhorn know that the memories of their loved ones are appreciated. To this day, there are still gold star families from WWII, as well as from from Korea, Vietnam and other areas of military engagement of the U.S. Courtesy photos

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