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Vt. lawmakers honor war veterans

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The Vermont Legislature paused Wednesday to honor those who have served in war.

The House chamber was packed with members of the Vermont National Guard and their families. They were there to hear a resolution that honored their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The resolution also remembered those who have died while serving in the wars. Gold Star families heard from one of their own, Rep. Vicki Strong, who lost her son Jesse in Iraq.

"Our family found out firsthand personally and painfully the cost of freedom with the loss of our Marine son in Iraq... I do my best every day to never take that freedom for granted," Strong said.

The families of those soldiers who have died in the wars received a standing ovation from the Legislature.

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