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Honoring Fallen Heroes

A crowd of about 100 people gathered on the Brighton Street over-crossing of Highway 20 on Saturday morning for the dedication and unveiling of three new plaques, commemorating the lives and sacrifice made by Lance Corporal Adam Strain, Lance Corporal John JT Lucente and Corporal Sean Stokes, all members of the US Marine Corps, who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.
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Christine Web-Mason, the mother of John Lucente shared these words following the unveiling ceremony.
click to hear Christine Web Mason

Nevada County Supervisor Nate Beason and Congressman Doug LaMalfa also attended the ceremony to unveil a new sign  dedicating the Brighton Street over-crossing  as the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.
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click to hear Nate Beason

click to hear Doug LaMalfa

Also about 20 members of the  Patriot Guard Riders, whose motto is “Standing for Those Who Stood For Us”   were on hand Saturday morning to stand   the flag line at the dedication. Frank Vancore is a member from Elk Grove.
click to hear Frank Vancore                 Fallen-Heroes-crowd

A reception at the Veterans Building in Grass Valley followed  the ceremony on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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