Wreath laying pays tribute to military

May 30, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The ceremony included a 21-gun salute by sailors from the Great Lakes Naval Stations. Representatives from each branch of the military, as well as the Gold Star Mothers and Daughters of the American Revolution, took part in the annual wreath laying.

The ceremony also paid tribute to Civil War Gen. John A. Logan, who founded Decoration Day, the predecessor of Memorial Day.

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