By Brad Segall

RICHBORO, Pa. (CBS) – In Bucks County, an annual Memorial Day service in Northampton Township remembered a fallen hero who lost his life less than a year ago.

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Army Master Sergeant Kenneth Elwell, a lifelong resident of Holland, Pa., made the ultimate sacrifice last July in Afghanistan. Elwell’s family joined the Dembowski family as they laid a wreath at the park named for Bobby Dembowski.

Wayne Lutz, founder of the troop support group Warrior’s Watch Riders says the message this holiday is clear.

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“We understand that, while the price of freedom is very high, the initial price has already been paid in the revolution and it’s our duty as we go forward — everyone’s duty — to preserve and defend that freedom. And each generation is called upon again to defend that freedom.”

Bobby Dembowski, a Council Rock North graduate, was killed five years ago by small arms fire in Iraq. Each year, the township has gathered at the park to remember their hometown patriots.

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