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Hoping to turn swords into plowshares

Veterans Bob Bauer (rear seat) and Jack Osborne were greeted by Kent’s fire department at the parade. Photo By Lans Christensen

KENT — Memorial Day, celebrated this year on Monday, May 27, was blessed in Kent by weather that neared perfection. Blue skies and bright sun shone down on the parade as it formed at Kent Center School. 

The American Legion Honor Guard and veterans in dress uniform led the way, followed by the Kent Center School marching band and the fire department volunteers, also in full dress. 

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