More than 100 people gathered as the names of the 367 casualties were read on the grassy hill next to The Wall. Thirteen volunteers read the names of the Manchu dead, then the color guard led a small contingent down to The Wall where a wreath was placed as a lone bagpiper piped Amazing Grace. Manchu Chaplain Danny Spencer offered a prayer, taps was sounded and then all joined in to sing Auld Lang Syne. Then, in small groups we made our way to The Wall for private contemplation at this very powerful monument. It was a fitting tribute to our friends and comrades who gave all they had to give in the service of their country.
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