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Uticans honor fallen soldiers with wreath layings around City

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The City of Utica was filled with pride as people lay wreaths at various local monuments, in memory of fallen American soldiers, Monday. 
 
They started the day at the "Soldier and Sailor Monument" on Oneida Square.
     
Nearly 100 people gathered around to honor veterans and fallen soldiers.
 
The Gold Star Mothers, Utica Fire Department and Police force were all in attendance.
 
It's special because it's a time for us to take time out of our normal routine for those folks who aren't fortunate as i am to be here today," said veteran Chris Urban, Commander of Utica Post 229. "Many folks who serve our country, men and women left their homes, left their families and took an oath to survive and defend The Constitution of the United States, and they wound up giving the ultimate sacrifice and not coming home."
 

The wreath laying continued on to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and the POW/MIA monument on the Parkway, and ended at the Purple Heart Park in West Utica.  

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