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Janesville commemorates Memorial Day

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Beth Wheelock
May 26, 2008

Michelle Sharp says she'll honor veterans until the day she dies.


The Parkview High School student won the VFW's Voice of Democracy Speech contest, and gave the Memorial Day Address at Janesville's ceremony Monday. She says she stands to say the Pledge of Allegiance every day, and she's proud that she says it loud. Sharp thinks of her uncle when she plays the Star Spangled Banner with her high school band. He was injured by shrapnel while serving in Vietnam.


In his closing remarks, Master of Ceremonies Mike Jeffords said the veterans present at Courthouse Park were not heroes, but survivors. He says the soldiers who gave their lives are the real heroes.


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