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Alachua County observes 2013 Memorial Day

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Monday's 2013 Memorial Mile in Gainesville.
Monday’s 2013 Memorial Mile in Gainesville.” credit=”Yelena Orrelly/WUFT News

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Volunteers are dismantling Tuesday the annual memorial mile, a stretch of land on NW 8th Avenue in Gainesville.

The mile annually commemorates more than 6,000 soldiers who died in battle in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Veterans for Peace has been organizing the remembrance tablets for the last eight years.

Local veterans also attended an event Monday at Forest Meadows as part of the Alachua County Memorial Day program.

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