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Area honors its veterans

The area stopped its regular hustle and bustle to remember its honored dead Monday.
Groups gathered around Ennis to observe Memorial Day, including the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Military Order of Stars and Bars, who met at Myrtle Cemetery for a holiday ceremony.
Flags dotted the cemetery in preparation for the midday meeting, marking the graves of veterans of several military conflicts.
MOSB Texas State Commander Jim Templin called it a simple way to pay respects to those who served — both those who survived and those who gave their lives in service.
“These are people who whether we like the cause or not, fought for their country,” Templin said.
“They’re our ancestors and we just honor what they did. It’s just something that we feel that we should do.”
The MOSB put out about 90 flags this year, he said, mostly marking veterans of the Confederate Army. However, one flag marks a veteran of the Texas Revolution and two more were placed at the site of Union Army veterans who moved to the area and died after the Civil War. Five people worked Friday for nearly three hours to do the work.

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