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Memorial Day in Wasco

Wasco remembers veterans on Memorial Day, 2016.

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    Wasco Mayor Carol MacKenzie and veterans from several American Legion posts lead the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Wasco that drew hundreds to the small town.

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    Cheyenne Smith, 5, and Bianca Belieu, 11, await customers interested in purchasing poppies and buying raffle tickets for a patriotic wall hanging prior to the start of the May 30 celebration in Wasco.

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    The main street of Wasco, a town with a population of about 400, is lined with people waiting for the start of the parade.

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    Youth sports teams, above, participated in Wasco’s celebration as did adults of all ages. The family-oriented event included a petting zoo, plant sale and junior tractor pull. RaeLynn Ricarte photos

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    Delores Richter, left, and Cheyenne Smith show off a quilted wall hanging that was being raffled off to raise money for American Legion Post 19 programs.

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    Isaak McLemore, 16, and his cousin, Stephen Orendorff, 6, sing the “Ballad of the Green Berets,” at the service that preceded the parade.

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    A giant American flag is carried down the street of Wasco by town youth to start the annual Memorial Day parade.

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