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Henderson addresses Memorial Day crowd at Hartley service

Retired Master Sgt. Lorenzia (Lo) Henderson reminded visitors at Pleasant View Cemetery on Monday that Memorial Day was more than a long weekend reserved for barbeques, beers and backyard gatherings.

"It's a day that all Americans are encouraged to pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our way of life," he said. "To truly honor their lives, we must share their stories with others and ensure their memories live on."

Henderson, of rural Hartley, served more than three decades in the Marines and Army. He said his decorated career paled in comparison to those who...

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