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Honoring fallen heroes at the state Capitol

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MADISON (WKOW) -- This Memorial Day people gathered at the state Capitol to honor our veterans who lost their lives serving our nation.

The Madison Veterans Council hosts the annual ceremony at the State Street entrance to the Capitol. The VFW Community Band performed a concert of patriotic music before the service Monday morning.

Many friends, family and veterans joined together to remember the sacrifices made by our service men and women.

"It really means a lot," says Marjorie Marshman, a WWII veteran. "You can remember back, so many people that you knew and served with and your loved ones you don't see anymore but certainly are not forgotten."

Marshman served in WWII and moved to Madison with a friend after the war. She says she'll always remember the good memories, experiences and the people who changed her life.

Iraq War Marine veteran Nick Browne says Memorial Day is a time to remember.

"Days like today bring me back to when I was over [in Iraq]," says Browne. "It helps me appreciate even the stuff that my grandfather did and my dad did. I'm a third generation Marine."

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