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In ’88, ’89, like other years, Memorial Day was a time for patriotism, reflection, gratitude (with photos)

Janette and Jessica Johnson of East Greenbush hold their flags during the Memorial Day parade in Albany in 1989. The girls watched the marchers and musicians from the state Education Building.
Janette and Jessica Johnson of East Greenbush hold their flags during the Memorial Day parade in Albany in 1989. The girls watched the marchers and musicians from the state Education Building.
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Harold Burke held his trumpet, and his concentration. The young man from Boy Scout Troop 88 played patriotic notes during a Memorial Day service in Schenectady on May 29, 1989. People inside Veterans’ Park listened — and reflected on the men and women who gave their lives for the nation’s freedom. Trumpet players, majorettes and flag wavers have always participated in Memorial Day parades and services. Veterans of the nation’s military services — men and ...


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