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Ceremony Planned at Fallen Soldier's Grave

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for his country more than a century ago will be honored next week.


Twenty-two-year-old Hamon Gray was killed in 1918 during World War 1 when hit with shrapnel in France. The American Legion Post #83 in La Porte bears his name in his honor.


A ceremony is planned at Gray's gravesite at Pine Lake Cemetery. There will be a reading of the poem "In Flanders Field," made famous because of World War I and other ceremonial activities. 


"There will be a laying of flowers. There will be Memorial information given about him and what he sacrificed for his country," said Susan Levenhagen, a member of the American Legion at 228 E. Lincolnway.


The public is invited to the ceremony scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.


Levenhagen believes this will be the first ceremony at his grave by the American Legion Hamon Gray Post, something she believes is long overdue. 


Levenhagen said Gray is buried next to his brother.

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