Traditions: A Big Part of Memorial Day

May 27, 2014 Updated May 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 27, 2014 Updated May 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM EDT

WESTERN NEW YORK, N.Y. (WKBW) Memorial Day is a special holiday in that it is part celebration for the unofficial start to summer with the overriding theme of remembrance in memory of all those who gave their lives in service to our country.

For many Western New Yorkers, the day is filled with traditions that include patriotism, honoring veterans, and gathering with friends and family.

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