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Patricia Hill, who grew up in Porterdale and now lives in Covington, said she came to the rally to represent “so many young guys who didn’t come home from Vietnam.” “When I look back at them my heart just breaks that we have stood by and let our government become what it has today,” she said.

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Veterans share strong views at Rockdale rally

As the partial federal government shutdown dragged on, about 100 area veterans, family members and supporters gathered Sunday morning at Veterans Memorial Park in Rockdale County for a peaceful rally against the closing of war memorials in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.

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