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    The dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Marker was held at Brunswick Landing on Saturday morning.

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    The Harpswell Concert Band played while taking shelter from the rain under the wings of one of the giant P-3 Orion airplanes that once flew out of the former naval air station at Brunswick Landing.

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    U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, read a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to Lydia Bixby, the mother of five young men killed in battle during the Civil War, as part of the ceremony.

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    Master of Ceremonies Suzanne Bushnell, left, and Harpswell Garden Club president Elisa Civello unveil the Gold Star Families Memorial Marker.

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    Gold Star family Cindy and Terry Small, of Wiscasset, have a photo taken with U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine.

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    Nearly 100 people attended the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Marker.

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    Gold Star family Peter Lavallee and his wife, Diane, attended the dedication. Lavallee's brother was killed while serving in Vietnam.

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