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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Members of the American Legion Post 30 gathered for a flag raising and breakfast Monday morning to honor fellow veterans and those who lost their lives serving our country.

The flag was raised to half-staff to recognize all fallen soldiers. After the breakfast, all veterans present for the ceremony were also recognized. After the ceremony, a wreath was taken to each War memorial in Albany in honor of the fallen heroes.

Nick Nicholson, a veteran who served 30 years as a Marine, says it's important that everyone acknowledge the holiday.

"It brings tears to your eyes when you stop and think of the sacrifices that these people have paid not only losing their life but leaving their home, family and leaving their business," said Nick Nicholson, who served 30 years as a Marine.

Members of the American Legion are hoping to have a new memorial up for soldiers of the Korean War by Veterans Day.

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