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Healing continues for families of veterans

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Some very special heroes were remembered Thursday at Fort Meade.

Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to service members who died between April of 2012 and March of this year.

A roll call reading of the 104 veterans, as well as a symbolic tolling of the bell in their honor were all part of the commemoration.

Black hills VA Hospice and Palliative Care Coordinator George Harr says the ceremony was not only just to honor the service of the veterans, but also served a dual purpose, "It also offers an opportunity for those families to continue to heal. The 13 months of the first year oftentimes is the hardest after someone loses someone".

This is the 11th year the Fort Meade VA has hosted the "Celebration of Life" ceremony.

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