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Judy Langhorst (from the left), George Langhorst and Becky Lourey listen during Sunday's ceremony. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com

Fallen Northland service members remembered with flags, ceremony

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With a gift of personalized commemorative flags, Duluth paid tribute to eight fallen military service members from the Northland on Sunday afternoon.

Sandy Pionk, mother of the late Army Sgt. First Class Matthew Pionk, said she appreciated the event but approached it with some apprehension.

"You know it's going to hurt. It's like reopening a wound," she said, following a ceremony at the Duluth Depot.

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