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Colorado Springs kids honor Medal of Honor recipients

Honoring military heroes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A group of kids are remembering America's heroes.

The Children of the American Revolution have family ties to America's past wars.

They honored Gen. William Palmer by placing a wreath near his grave.

"It's a remembrance of what he did," said Thomas Jenkins.

Palmer received his Medal of Honor after he, and his troops, captured more than 100 Confederate soldiers without losing a man in Red Hill, Ala., during the Civil War.

Gloria Hamilton is president of the group. She said she feels the kids should learn about America's heroes since their family participated in America's wars.

"For them to remember (America's heroes) with some degree of honor and respect, I think it's important," she said.

The group also honored Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom.

National Medal of Honor Day is Tuesday.

Colorado is home to three of more than 70 Medal of Honor recipients who are still alive.

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