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Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” to be read next to his tombstone on Memorial Day

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A Memorial Day ceremony will pay homage to Mark Twain near his gravestone on Monday.

Several groups including Veterans for Peace will hold this event at Woodlawn Cemetery. Members and invited guests will be reading Mark Twain’s War Prayer and share comments on the Civil War. 

The vice president of Veterans for Peace from the Broome County chapter, who has several relatives who fought for the Union buried at the cemetery, will speak about the prison that held Confederate soldiers.

The organizers will hand out flowers to guests to place on Union and Confederate grave sites at the National Cemetery.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will meet near the cemetery’s Walnut Street entrance.

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