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May 26, 2009

Cpl. Michael Mayne among honored vets

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Caprice Kellogg and Emily Arnold, second graders at ECS, recited Lt. Col. John McCrea's World War I poem, ``In Flanders Field,'' and eighth grader Collin Slattery read the Gettysburg Address.

Mayne's death shocked Burlington Flats and Edmeston Central School community, said Emily Bliss, who delivered the senior speech.

``There was a strong feeling of disbelief,'' she said.

But sometimes it takes a shock before people realize that soldiers like Mayne are willing to die for their country, that those who serve are more than just ``names etched in stone,'' said Bliss, who in years past has delivered both the Gettysburg Address and ``In Flanders Field.''

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