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Lowe’s in Binghamton honors vets with parking space memorial

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Lowe's in Binghamton wanted to create something that would still honor those who served our country despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Many veterans are working for the store so employees felt it was necessary to take a moment to pay respects. They created a parking lot memorial.

"It's only right to take the time to thank those folks that serve, but also who have served and who have given the ultimate sacrifice," said Joe Saam, store manager at the Upper Front Street location.

A team of employees started working at 5 a.m., constructing the front-row space with flowers, flags and signs dedicated to our veterans.

At 3 p.m., Bob Wagner, a veteran and store employee played 'Taps' in the parking lot.

"Memorial Day is for those who have given their life, so it's appropriate to pause and be silent, and to honor them with the playing of Taps, at least at this time when we can't do more," said Wagner. "Give thanks for them, and if you know someone in your family serving, we say thank you to them as well."

Katie Jones

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