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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Westporter to Place Wreath on Unknown Soldier’s Tomb

By Dave Matlow

Monday will mark the first Westport Memorial Day parade that Anne Beers, who served in the Navy as a pharmacist’s mate during World War II, will miss due to another call of duty.

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Anne Beers will miss Westport’s Memorial Day parade this year for a good reason. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

She has been invited to Washington, D.C. to place the wreath on the tomb of the “Unknown Sailor” in a Memorial Day ceremony.

“Can you believe this?” she said. “I will also be in the first row with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a concert this Sunday at the White House.”

Beers was recommended for the ceremony by lifelong friend Ted Mauger, a World War II Air Force veteran, who had been asked to place a wreath on the grave of the an unknown Air Force veteran.

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