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Cottage Grove resident Larry Clatt was emotional Monday during the city's inaugural Memorial Day event at Veterans Memorial. Clatt was a friend of Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, who was killed less than a mile from him in Iraq in 2009. Wilcox's life was remembered during the ceremony. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Remembering the fallen at Memorial Day ceremony at Cottage Grove's Veterans Memorial

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A sunny, 80-degree afternoon greeted dozens of local military personnel and their families, area residents and local and national dignitaries Monday during the city of Cottage Grove’s inaugural Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial.

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Built on the grounds of the new City Hall, the memorial remembers the lives of the men and women — both in Washington County and throughout the country — who have died in combat.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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