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A memorial to remember

Thomas Behrends explains how permission was received from Gold Star mother Kathy Miller of Bird Island to use the likeness of her son, Sgt. Kyle Miller, for the centerpiece of the Armed Forces Memorial in Brewster during Saturday's dedication ceremony. For more photos from the event, see Wednesday's print edition or (Tim Middagh/The Globe)1 / 5
Alfred Polzine (left) listens to Thomas Behrends, commander of the Brewster American Legion Post 464, as he begins a walk-through of the new memorial. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)2 / 5
Mathias Wilson runs the Indian Lake Progressives 5K on Saturday morning during Brewster Fun Days, prior to the community's memorial dedication. Profits from the 5K went toward the new memorial in Brewster. (Devin Fisher/Special to The Globe)3 / 5
Thomas Behrends, commander of the Brewster American Legion Post 464 (at podium), starts the Saturday dedication ceremony for the war ,emorial in Brewster with the Rev. Bob Bartlett First Presbyterian Church (left), Gold Star Mom Kathy Miller (mother of Sgt.) Kyle Miller and Army National Guard Chaplain Corey Bjertness, who served with Kyle in Iraq at the time of his death. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)4 / 5
National Guard Chaplin Corey Bjertness, who served with Sgt. Kyle Miller, in Iraq tells the crowd what it's like to serve the nation and the cost of the llberties we enjoy. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)5 / 5