[May 29, 2012]
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At 1 p.m. Monday, crowds were gathered once again outside American Legion
Post 263 to witness the release of hundreds of red, white, blue and
gold balloons. Also added into the mix was a special selection
of black balloons.
red, white and blue balloons represented all veterans, living and
passed, who served their country. The gold balloons were
designated as tributes to those who died in the line of duty, and
the black balloons represented those who are still considered
prisoners of war or missing in action.
As the balloons were brought outside, volunteers
carried the large batches around the audience and offered balloons
to anyone who wanted to be a part of the release.
By early afternoon the winds were quite strong,
and keeping hold of the balloons soon became one of the biggest
challenges of the day. In the end, though, only a handful got