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A Parade for Those Who Served

Veterans carry flags in Nome's Memorial Day parade.
The 2013 Nome Memorial Day parade processes down Front Street. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

On the streets of Nome last month, KNOM joined with its local community in remembering and honoring the sacrifices of those who have served in the US military — especially those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

As the station has done for decades, KNOM provided live coverage of the Memorial Day parade, a simple but solemn event that leads a Color Guard, veterans, and supporters marching down Nome’s main thoroughfare, Front Street, culminating in remembrance ceremonies at the cemetery.

One year, after coverage of the parade, a listener called and said: “Not many people remember our sacrifices on this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to honor our service men and women.”

photo at top: The 2013 Nome Memorial Day parade processes down Front Street.

Small American flags placed near graves at Nome's cemetery
Flags placed at Nome’s cemetery. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

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