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Perham's Sgt. James Bakkila spoke on May 25 for Memorial Day.

Fallen soldiers from the past; those who serve today honored

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An overflow crowd paid their respects to those who served--and serve--their country at Memorial Day ceremonies in Perham May 25.

"While we revere and cherish the memory of those who have come before, we are reminded to do everything within our power to support our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen," said Sgt. James Bakkila, a Perham resident and present Army Guardsman with 22 years in the Armed Forces.


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