May 29, 2012
Cadets of Payson Civil Air Patrol raise the flag during Memorial Day services at the casino. The cadets also presented the colors at the services in Green Valley Park.
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Memorial Day draws Payson crowd
More than 300 people crowded the sun-drenched grass in front of Payson’s war memorial Monday morning facing fitful breezes and painful memories to honor those who have died in the nation’s wars. Since the Revolutionary War, more than 840,000 Americans have died in combat, including more than 3,000 Arizonans. That includes some 6,000 in combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some 1.3 million have died from all causes related to their wars.