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Blue Ash celebrates Memorial Day

BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19)--It's a tradition in Blue Ash to pause for those who've died and sacrificed for freedom. And they like it do it strongly.

To the tune of taps, one of the largest Memorial Day celebrations in Greater Cincinnati got underway underneath a blazing sun Monday morning.

"Our purpose is simple. We pay tribute to those men and women from all branches of military who gave their lives for others," said one speaker at the ceremony. "Thank you for your service, thank you for your support, and thank you for your sacrifices."

"They always do a great job here. They are very good with throwing candy out for the grand kids and just there is a variety of support in the community down here and they really do a great job," said Roger Hill, who attended the ceremony.

In Blue Ash, there is an elaborate way to say thank you, and the folks in the crowd have their favorite parts of the day.

"Some of the soldiers that have gone by, being able to see them and applaud them," said attendee Greg Bryant.

Each branch of the military is honored at the ceremony. Each veteran, alive or dead is acknowledged. Memorial day in Blue Ash is so much more than just a day off of work.

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