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Banners honoring veterans dedicated in Castle Shannon

| Sunday, May 27, 2012, 11:22 a.m.

Nearly 50 military veterans and others dedicated banners Saturday along Library Road that honor local veterans.

"It's proper to remember today that there are two people who died for you: Our savior Jesus Christ and the American soldier," said Navy Chaplain James Manion during the dedication ceremony outside the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department.

Mayor Donald J. Baumgarten said it's the third year that the banners have been placed in the borough, but the first time along Library Road, also known as Route 88. They are also displayed in the downtown section of the borough, and in the memorial park behind Ice Castle.

The first banner was displayed for Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane, who died in combat in Afghanistan in July 2009.

Banners cost $35, and can be purchased through the Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation, which contributes $20. One banner is displayed from Memorial Day through Veterans Day, while the second banner is given to the family.

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