MIAMI, OK.--- Miami's Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery held its annual Remembrance Ceremony today for the British pilots who died in the early 1940's. To honor those victims today, the cemetery organized music and prayers to remember those lives that were lost. There are 15 British cadets who are buried in the GAR Cemetery. They all attended the Miami British Flying Training School 3. Each cadet died from a training accident while attending the school back in the early 1940's. The cemetery manager says it is a very important ceremony for the community.
"It's an important story, I say it's our Miami story. It's one of the things that makes us unique when you talk to these gentlemen, some of them are 91 or 92 years old, they have very fond memories of their time here when they were 17," said Kim Horn, GAR Cemetery Manager.
Miami is one of six communities in the United States with a British flying training school.
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