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BOISE -- The Idaho State Veterans Home paid tribute to veterans today.

The event included singing the national anthem, leading the Pledge of Allegiance, various speakers, buglers, and bag pipers.

During today's ceremony, the Spirit of Freedom, Idaho Veterans Service Awards were given to several vets.

The awards are made by Sen. Mike Crapo to veterans and volunteers in recognition of their service.

The nominations for the awards this year were made by the Idaho State Veterans Home, the VA Medical Center, the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, the Marine Corps League and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

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