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The call answered

Afghanistan veteran Spude honors fallen friends in Memorial Day talk

12:51 PM, May 27, 2013
Kathie Hanson, Sturgeon Bay, explains to her 6-year-old son Bryce why names are engraved on the war memorial at Sturgeon Bay City Hall following a Memorial Day ceremony Monday. 'We pass by here a lot, and it's important for him to know what it is,' she said.
Kathie Hanson, Sturgeon Bay, explains to her 6-year-old son Bryce why names are engraved on the war memorial at Sturgeon Bay City Hall following a Memorial Day ceremony Monday. 'We pass by here a lot, and it's important for him to know what it is,' she said.
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A larger crowd than usual for the Sturgeon Bay Memorial Day ceremony gave a standing ovation Monday to a Southern Door soldier who urged them to take time to remember soldiers who gave their lives for freedom.

Staff Sgt. Jared Spude of Brussels spent close to a year serving in Afghanistan and dedicated his remarks to those who didn't come home.

"I remember their love of life, their quick-witted jokes, but most importantly their very significant contribution to my college fund at card games," he told the group of close to 300 people gathered in front of Sturgeon Bay City Hall. ...

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