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Honoring the fallen

Members of the Marine Corps Logistics Base’s Mounted Color Guard present the Stars and Stripes at a Memorial Day ceremony at Lenwood Elementary School Friday.

The color guard’s visit to Lenwood Elementary School, where kids sang the National Anthem and “God Bless America,” was the first of many appearances it will make throughout the country this summer. The color guard will perform in a Memorial Day parade Saturday in Felton in Santa Cruz County.

Gunnery Sgt. Pete McConnell also talked to the kids about the horses they ride. The Marine Corps acquired each horse from the Bureau of Land Management’s Adopt-a-Mustang program.

“They’re the Heinz 57 of horses,” McConnell said, adding that one horse, Norman, is part thoroughbred. “(We’ll) show off the plight of the wild horse.”

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