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Seminary remembers their fallen soldiers

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For the past 25-years residents Seminary have gathered each Memorial Day to remember soldiers from the town who have died in combat.

Seventeen soldiers from three wars have perished defending their country. Twelve died in World War II, four in the Korean war, and one in Vietnam.

Each of the soldiers names were called during the ceremony, a wreath was laid at the base of the monument that contains each of their names, and surviving relatives were given an American flag.

"There's so many in our area who have been killed in wars," said Dimple Mooney, relative of Allen Mooney, killed in Korea. "It's just a great time to celebrate."

Gary Johnson, curator at the Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum, was the featured speaker at this years memorial.

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