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Ivan Barnes

By Gary L. Harbour

How Do Most Americans Honor Their Heroes on Memorial Day?

Ivan Barnes, 47
Ventura, CA

“I honor my heroes by first praying for them. Then I always make sure to thank them for serving in the armed forces. These men and women have, and still are doing a great job for our country. I myself served in the United States Navy and it was truly a blessing for me.”

























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Sherry Black

Sherry Black, 48
Florence, SC

“On Memorial Day most Americans honor their heroes by telling those still living the positive affect that they have had on their lives. For those that have lost their lives, they honor them by placing flowers on their grave sites and continue to honor their legacy by being positive role models for others.”




















































































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Melvina Barnes

Melvina Barnes, 50
Ventura, CA

“I appreciate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, I am thankful for all those who continue to serve.”





























































































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Loretta Young

Loretta Young, 70+
Oxnard, CA

“Thanking them for all the good that they have, and continue to do for our country. And I pray that God will continue to keep them safe from all hurt, harm and danger.”





























































































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Phillip Thompson

Phillip Thompson, 18
Oxnard, CA

“The way most people honor their heroes is through a great celebration that is made by those who follow or believe in that hero for who they were as a person.”

































































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Branden Wilson

Branden Wilson, 18
Ventura, CA

“Most Americans of modern day honor heroes in so many ways. We fly flags in remembrance of our nation. We visit the graves of lost loved ones. We barbeque to keep happy moments once had, still alive. Flowers are placed on graves and new traditions are made every year in addition to the cherished customs we hold.”

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