Robins AFB Holds Annual Memorial Garden Ceremony

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By NewsCentral ProducerCeleste Smith

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Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:05:40 EST

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) - Just before Memorial Day, airmen and civilian workers at Robins Air Force Base are remembering co-workers who have died in the past year. The middle Georgia military base was holding its annual memorial ceremony Thursday at Camellia Gardens, where plaques outside the entrance bear the names of 1,896 airmen and civilians who worked at Robins and have died since the garden was established in 1976. This year officials are remembering 59 late colleagues who had been assigned to the base. The memorial service is a 37-year-old tradition started by Robins Air Force Base officials along with the Middle Georgia Camellia Society and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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