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ZACHARY - Nearly 300 people turned out Monday to pay their respects during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.

People from all over the area spent time to honor their loved ones who served in the military, many of whom are buried at the cemetery.

"He would be so happy that his family is here and still remembering in his footsteps. What he loved, we loved also," said Linda Scott Bell, whose father is buried at the historic site.

The American Legion hosted the event, which they've been putting on for 50 years and included a 21-gun salute and the reading of names of deceased veterans.

More than 10,000 veterans are buried at Port Hudson.


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