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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
James Burton, honorary consul for Germany, left, U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper Jr., retired Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Brian l. Tarbet and German Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann salute a wreath during a ceremony marking Volkstrauertag, the German National Day of Remembrance, at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Volkstrauertag is a German national holiday.

James Burton, honorary consul for Germany, left, U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper Jr., retired Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Brian l. Tarbet and German Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann salute a wreath during a ceremony marking Volkstrauertag, the German National Day of Remembrance, at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Volkstrauertag is a German national holiday similar to Memorial Day. Events are held throughout the world to commemorate those that have served in the armed forces, including the 41 German POWs from World Wars I and II who are buried at Fort Douglas. The event has been held in Utah each year since 1977.

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