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Lane Stockeland wears civilian clothing since moving with his wife, Valerie, to a home in North Hudson last November. The retired U.S. Army chaplain spent 27-plus years in the military. Photo by Randy Hanson

Memorial Day is for families, too, says retired chaplain

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The reason for Memorial Day certainly is to honor the memories of all those who have given their lives in the nation's wars and military campaigns, says retired Chaplain Lt. Col. Lane Stockeland.


"And you honor and remember the family of that military member, and those of the family who remain, because they need our support," he adds. "It's often the families of the military person that have really difficult challenges."

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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