Photos: Memorial Day ceremony

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Rick Kline salutes the 10,000 American flags that were placed in the lawn in front of the Louisiana State Capitol for the Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One held Saturday, May 24, 2014. The flags honor the men and women from Louisiana who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Joseph Born, a retired member of the U.S. Army, holds a flag Saturday, May 24, 2014, during a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- A bell is rung as names of members of the U.S. Military who died while serving are read Saturday, May 24, 2014, during a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Nearly 10,000 American flags were placed in the lawn in front of the Louisiana State Capitol for the Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One held Saturday, May 24, 2014. The flags honor the men and women from Louisiana who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

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  • Advocate Photo by Mark Hunter -- Deloris Lewis of Baton Rouge places an American flag in the lawn of the Louisiana State Capitol for her son, Staff Sgt. Bryan Lewis, killed in Iraq in 2006.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Members of Baton Rouge Pipes & Drums march Saturday, May 24, 2014, to begin a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Wanda Lamana salutes a flag placed in the ground Saturday, May 24, 2014, during a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One at the Louisiana State Capitol. The flag honors her son Michael Scott Lamana, a U.S. Navy navigator who died while serving at the Pentagon during the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Family members of fallen members of the U.S. Military attend a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Nearly 10,000 American flags were placed in the lawn in front of the Louisiana State Capitol for the Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One held Saturday, May 24, 2014. The flags honor the men and women from Louisiana who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Family members of fallen members of the U.S. Military attend a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- American Legion Post 38 fires rifles during the Rifle Salute on Saturday, May 24, 2014, during a Memorial Day service hosted by Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter One at the Louisiana State Capitol.

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