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Vidalia VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts 21st Memorial Day event

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VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) -

Communities across our region paused on Monday to remember the men and women who've given their lives for our freedom.

In Vidalia, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosted their 21st annual Memorial Day observance.

Hundreds gathered to honor those lost. The keynote speaker was Col. Mark Olsen from Fort Stewart's First Battalion 30th Infantry Regiment.

Col. Olsen praised Vidalia and other communities for observing the day the way they do.

"It is absolutely essential that we take a day to pause, to reflect, to remember all that has been sacrificed," said Olsen.

The ceremony also celebrated two of four local Guardsmen who returned on Friday from Afghanistan.

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