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Streamwood ceremony honors the fallen

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People say the Pledge of Allegiance to start the Streamwood Memorial Day Ceremony Sunday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Sue Davis pauses to look at a monument during the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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A large crowd silently watches the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday. The ceremony included speeches, flag presentations, a moment of silence, a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, and the placement of wreaths at the memorial's monoliths.

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U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Serbin, center, speaks during the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.

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An "empty table" ceremony is performed in honor of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action during Streamwood's Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.

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Members of Streamwood's VFW 5151 perform a 21-gun salute during Streamwood's Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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A crowd of more than 200 citizens and military personnel gathered in Streamwood Sunday for the village's annual Memorial Day ceremony, where they paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrafice for our country. "Enjoy your burgers and hot dogs with your loved ones, but take a moment to remember those who cannot do the same,"said speaker Richard Winterfield of the Illinois National Guard.
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    • People say the Pledge of Allegiance to start the Streamwood Memorial Day Ceremony Sunday.
    • Sue Davis pauses to look at a monument during the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.
    • A large crowd silently watches the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday. The ceremony included speeches, flag presentations, a moment of silence, a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, and the placement of wreaths at the memorial’s monoliths.
    • U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Serbin, center, speaks during the Streamwood Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.
    • An “empty table” ceremony is performed in honor of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action during Streamwood’s Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.
    • Members of Streamwood’s VFW 5151 perform a 21-gun salute during Streamwood’s Memorial Day ceremony Sunday.
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