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Interfaith service recognizes both military members and civilians affected by war

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several people came together in Louisville Monday morning as part of the 32nd annual Interfaith Memorial Day Service to honor those who died for peace.

Congressman John Yarmuth was among those on hand.

The service is unique in that it pays tribute to both military and civilians who died in war.

"The goal of today's service is to remember military as well as non-military individuals who lost their lives," said Haleh Karimi, executive director of Interfaith Paths to Peace. "The message from our peace presenters -- we are hoping that that will be inspirational for people that are going to be attending today's event, that they will have a takeaway with them to become peacemakers in the community."

The service included prayers from various faith traditions and a candle-lighting for the fallen performed by young people representing the Muhammad Ali Center and Doss High School.

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