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NAMPA -- There were numerous Memorial Day ceremonies across the Treasure Valley Monday to honor our nation's fallen heroes, including a special wreath-laying ceremony at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa.

People gathered there this morning to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives for our freedom, and to pay tribute to others who have served and continue to serve.

To show our appreciation for the sacrifice that they have performed and also the families that have to endure the hardship that goes along with that, said Honor Guard Commander David Parmentier, Joseph H. Murray Post 18.

The hour-long ceremony featured patriotic music, speakers and a wreath laying ceremony to honor the unknown dead. Members of Boy Scout Troop 112, the Nampa Police Honor Guard and Idaho National Guard took part in the ceremony put on by the city of Nampa.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a group of American Legion Riders rode their motorcycles through the cemetery.

There were also Memorial Day walking tours before and after the Memorial Day ceremony. The tours give a brief narrative on Nampa's historic individuals.

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