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Weather no deterrent to honor ‘The Fallen’

After the ceremony, workers began assembling the exhibit, depicting the 140 Missouri soldiers who died in post-9/11 combat. It will be available for viewing at Ray County Courthouse until May 10.

After the ceremony, workers began assembling the exhibit, depicting the 140 Missouri soldiers who died in post-9/11 combat. It will be available for viewing at Ray County Courthouse until May 10.

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News

The sirens went off in Orrick and Richmond, signaling a tornado warning Sunday as heavy rain and marble-sized hail pelted the area around 1 p.m.. Metro-area American Legion Freedom Riders and Patriot Guard members took cover in a gas station at highways 210 and 291. They, along with Richmond police and Ray County Sheriff’s Department deputies, led a procession for The Fallen of Missouri, a photo exhibit that depicts the state’s 140 fallen soldiers in post-9/11 combat. The riders said they might have had some help from above, as the ominous conditions abated enough to allow the riders and the procession to safely reach its destination at Ray County Courthouse. A brief 2 p.m. ceremony to honor the fallen went inside the courthouse.

Sen. David Pearce harkened President Ronald Reagan’s comments from a 1984 speech on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.

“We will never forget, so we will always be prepared so we will always be free,” Pearce told the crowd. On behalf of the Missouri Senate, I thank you.”

 

 

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