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Macon's Linwood Cemetery honors veterans

At Linwood Cemetery Monday morning, many helped honor the memories of fallen soldiers who were buried there, for Memorial Day.

The Macon Cemetery Preservation organized the memorial. Bill Carey, president of the Macon chapter of Vietnam Veterans, blew the trumpet at ceremony.

Carey had already performed once that morning. Linwood Cemetery was his second of four. He said he was pleased to play for those who had lost loved ones to war.

Alice Jackson, president of the Macon Cemetery Preservation, says it's important to remember these soldiers every day, not just on Memorial Day. "My husband served, and it's for the people that gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. We don't really realize how blessed we are in America and to have those guys fighting for us," she said.

Linwood Cemetery contains around 4,000 graves on about 13 acres.


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