RockVets Newsletter
May  2023
Volume XV  Issue 5                                    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988, then Press 1
Memorial Day Remembrances
Editorial by Jerry Donnellan - May 2015

When I was a little kid in Nyack I couldn't wait for the Memorial Day Parade. I had a new bike -- a two-wheeler, and I was going to weave red, white, and blue crepe paper in the spokes and ride at the end of the Memorial parade like the big kids did. By big kids then I meant 11 and 12 year olds. I was all set to go when a cranky old veteran told me that Memorial Day was not about having fun. The world has turned a couple of times since then and now that I'm the cranky old veteran I understand - and I chafe when people wish me a "Happy Memorial Day," but, being now a man of peace, I just smile and nod.

Since World War II we have steadily drifted away from the meaning of Memorial Day. In 1971 it became the Monday holiday changed from the original 30th of May. This made it open season on shopping and sales and truly commercialized the day. In 1973 the Draft ended, so fewer families understood military service and its cost.

In 1987, the Rockland County Vietnam Vets came together and started the Watchfires. We decided they should be on the traditional Memorial Day and not require a band, fireworks, or an audience other than those who understood. Somebody actually told me they were inconvenienced. It seems to have become a second Fourth of July.

On Memorial Day I saw an ad taken out by one of our local politicians thanking the troops and veterans. Of course that was the small print. The bigger part of the ad was a picture of himself. That's all well and good, but it ain't about troops or veterans.

It's about those who are no longer troops and didn't live long enough to be veterans. But I guess they can't vote - except maybe in Chicago. That's not to say that the day has to be spent hanging crepe, or acting as if you're at a wake or sitting shiva. But somewhere in the course of the day take the time to remember - and tell the kids.

I've been to war and the short of that is, it's hard to know the true cost. Trying to explain this is also hard. Although it doesn't happen often, you know how you feel when you're at the Mall and someone stops and lets you take a parking space that they could have taken? You think what a nice person -- you even tell your friends and family -- maybe even for a day or two. Well, the people we honor on Memorial Day gave up more than their parking space. Remember them.                                                                                                Jerry Donnellan

Memorial Day Services
If you know of other Memorial Day events being held throughout the County, please notify us so we can publish the information in our newsletter. We will send out a supplement to this May newsletter if we hear of more than what is on this list.

Please check your towns and villages for local Memorial Day ceremonies near you.

Saturday, May 20th, 2023:  Leo Laders Legion Post #130 will be having their annual flag placement for Memorial Day on May 20th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Repose and St. Peter's cemeteries. All are welcome to assist.

Friday, May 26th, 2023:   Muster 10:30 a.m.  Clarkstown Memorial Ceremony at Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Road, New City (North Mail Street), New York.

Sunday, May 28th, 2023:   Muster 8:30 a.m.  Montebello Memorial, 1 Montebello Road, Montebello, New York.

Sunday, May 28th, 2023:  Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333 will hold their annual Memorial Day services at 10:00 a.m. at the VVA Memorial, Veterans Memorial Park, Hunt Road off Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, New York 10962.

Sunday May 28th, 2023:  10:00 a.m. Airmont Town Hall Memorial,  251 Cherry Lane, Airmont, New York 10901.

Sunday May 28th, 2023: Muster 11:30 a.m.  Memorial Day Services at noon.  Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 220 Brick Church Road, New Hempstead, New York 10977.

Sunday, May 28th, 2023: Following Services at Loescher Veterans Cemetery -- Memorial Day services will take place at Onderdonk Cemetery at SUNY Rockland, 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Monday, May 29th, 2023:  Memorial Day Observances -- John M. Perry Post 1044 of the American Legion, Sparkill, New York -- Palisades Ceremony to be held at 9:00 a.m. at the War Monument in Triangle Square, intersection of Closter Road and Route 9W.

Monday, May 29th, 2023:  Memorial Day Observances --  John M. Perry Post 1044 of the American Legion, Sparkill New York -- 11:30 a.m. Parade and Ceremony in Sparkill - parade to start at the Sparkill Firehouse and finish at Depot Square Town Park for the Memorial Day Ceremony, approximately 11:50 a.m.  Free hot dog luncheon at the Post (691 NY-340, Sparkill NY) after the ceremony.

Monday, May 29th, 2023:  Muster 9:30 AM New City Parade Muster on Collyer Avenue -- Adjacent to Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St. New City, New York.

Monday, May 29th, 2023: Nyack's Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m.
The American Legion Nyack Post 310 and VFW Post 9215 in conjunction with the Village of Nyack invite you to its annual Memorial Day Parade to remember and honor all those who served in our Armed Forces and paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their nation.
Parade kicks off at 11:00 am (Route: starts at Main St. & Franklin making a right down South Broadway; turning left on Depew Street, ending at Memorial Park for a ceremony)

Monday, May 29th, 2023:   Muster 11:30 a.m. Lions Park Memorial Service, 540 Western Highway, Blauvelt, New York 10913.

Monday, May 29th, 2023: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333, Annual Watchfire Lighting Ceremony begin at 11:30 p.m. on May 29th, 2023.  Watchfires will be lit at midnight at the following sites:  East End of the Piermont Pier, Piermont, New York, on top of Clausland Mountain, Orangeburg, Eugene Levy Park, 920 Route 45, Pomona, New York, Bowline Point Park in Haverstraw, New York.  All are welcome to attend. There will also be a flag retirement ceremony at Bowline Point Park at 7:00 p.m. on May 30th. You can bring any flags you would like to be respectfully retired.

Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events:

Thursday, May 4th, 2023: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333, monthly meeting.  Board meets at 6:30 p.m.  General membership meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion, Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970.
Meeting is also available through Zoom link --

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Friday, May 5th, 2023: Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Event -- Join us for our Veteran’s Game Day Social Luncheon on May 5th (Friday) from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Community Center Town of Clarkstown - Auditorium --  located at 31 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956. All Veterans and their spouses, Caregivers and Gold Star families are welcome to join us to play games including BINGO and TRIVIA for prizes, socialize and have fun! This event is provided free of charge by the Rockland County Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program (VettoVet). There is plenty of parking available and the auditorium is very large with plenty of room for folks to spread out and maintain social distance if they choose to do so. Doors open at 10:45 am. RSVP: Required especially for Lunch! There will be a sign-in table where you will pick up a ticket needed for lunch. Please contact Izzy Quintana at email or call cell phone number 845-587-6497 to reserve a seat or if you have further questions.

Saturday, May 6th, 2023:  NAMI Homefront Education Program on Saturday mornings, May 6, 13 & 21 (off Memorial Day weekend) and June 3, 10, & 17. All classes will be from 9:00 - 11:30 am on Zoom. Call or text 251-979-8583 or email for the registration link.

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and Veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions. The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with symptoms of a mental health condition.

Monday, May 22nd, 2023:   Mark Woods, Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services
Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, is on the air!  Mark hosts a radio show on WRCR 1700 AM. The show:  Thank You For Your Service, will air once a month on the 4th Monday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Veterans can call in and ask questions about Veterans issues.  The call-in number is:  845-429-1700.  Mark will discuss Veteran issues and events in and around Rockland County.  Please tune in to the show -- 4th Monday of each month -- 9:30 a.m. on WRCR 1700 AM radio.  

You can also hear the show live on WRCR's website:  For further information, get in touch with Mark Woods, Jr. Director of Veteran Peer Services, Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, “Vet to Vet” -- Email:  
Office phone:  (845) 624-1366 ext 104  /  Cell phone: (845) 521-9440

You can access previously recorded episodes/podcasts at the following link:  For further information, get in touch with Mark Woods, Jr., Director of Veteran Peer Services, Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program, “Vet to Vet”  Email: / (Office) (845) 624-1366 ext 104 / Cell (845) 521-9440.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023: Next Meeting of Marine Corps League, Rockland Detachment, is May 30th, 2023 at 19:30 hours. Meetings are held at the Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023:  Women Veterans Recognition Event in Albany, New York.
Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter hosts her Annual Women Veterans Recognition Day on Tuesday May 30th, 2023 at the Legislative Office Building, 1st Floor Terrace  "The Well,"  Albany, New York.  The event will feature a complimentary luncheon as well as women veteran-oriented vendors such as support services.  To RSVP or for further information, please call 315-449-9536.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023: VVA Chapter #333 Hosts their Annual Pig Roast -- a tradition started in 1987 our "Stand-down" after the first Watchfire was lit.  The Pig Roast will be held at the Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post1600 -- 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970, starting at 12:00 noon and going until 5:00 p.m.  Bring the whole family and Join us for a fun-filled day with great food, beverages, and music by rock band, "Beauty and the Grease."  $25.00 per person for tickets purchased before June1st, 2023 and $30.00 per person if purchased at the picnic. Children under 5 years of age attend free.  Make checks payable and mail to:  V V A #333, Post Office Box 243, New City, New York 10956.  Tell us the number of people you have attending, note your check number and the amount enclosed.  For further information, contact Ray Furlong, President of VVA Chapter #333 via email:

Monday, June 5th, 2023:  Join us for the next edition of Sergeant's Time. These monthly virtual presentations are open to all eras of Veterans and caregivers.
Description:  "Monthly Virtual Presentations on Topics of Interest" Hosted by the Bronx Vet Center.  All Combat Eras, Genders, and Caregivers Welcome!
Come to learn and ask questions!  The Bronx Vet Center will host its next Sergeant’s Time online presentation on June 5th, 2023 from noon - 1:00 p.m.  
To Register, please use this link:   Sergeant's Time Webinar Registration

For further information, contact Marco A. Bongioanni, MSEd.
Readjustment Counseling Therapist, U.S. Army Veteran, Bronx Vet Center
Office phone (718) 367-3500.....E-mail:

Annual Watchfire Tradition Since 1987

On May 30, 1987, the traditional Memorial Day, members of Rockland County Chapter #333, Vietnam Veterans of America, first came together to build Watchfires along the western shores of the Hudson River.

Watchfires date back to our country’s first war. George Washington used them to signal the ceasefire ending the Revolutionary War. Reference is made in “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” to the use of them in the Civil War.

We built our fires according to the military specifications of the 1700’s: 21 foot square at the base and 21 feet high. We used the mountain-tops when we could, which were reminiscent of our fire bases in Vietnam. Each year, the fires are lit at midnight, to burn for the 24 hours of the traditional Memorial Day. We stand watch, changing shifts as we had a generation ago, symbolically keeping watch for our lost patrol that still has not returned, and the patrols of past wars, to our country’s first soldiers who fought and may still wander along these shores.

Watchfire Ceremonies will begin at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29th, and Watchfires will be lit at midnight and burn for 24 hours on the traditional Memorial Day, May 30th.  The Watchfires will be held at these sites: East End of the Piermont Pier, top of Clausland Mountain in Orangeburg, Eugene Levy Park on Route 45 in Pomona, and Bowline Point Park in Haverstraw, New York.

Check out the VVA Chapter #333 website here:
Vietnam Veterans Chapter #333 Monthly Meeting

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333 -- monthly meeting will be held at Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post #1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970. The Board will meet at their usual time of 6:30 p.m. with full membership meeting to start promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Veterans from all eras are welcome.

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Also, check out VVA #333 website created and maintained by Debby Frank.  Here is a link to lots of great information such as:  V.A. Info, Officers and Past Presidents, Fallen Heroes, Our Members Then, Members in Action, Veteran of The Year, RockVets Newsletters, Watchfires, Pig Roast. Then, under the Column "MORE" on the upper far right side, Momentos at The Wall, Handcycles Program, 529 Educational Program, Merchandise, Jerry Donnellan -- Founder of Chapter 333, Scholarships, Applications, Gene Sullivan Service Award, VVA National Convention, 30th Anniversary of Chapter 333, Street dedication ceremony for one of Rockland's KIAs, James Margro, and so on.   Much thanks to Debby Frank for maintaining the website.  

Also, for those who have not done so yet, please send a picture of yourself in uniform so Debby can add it to the VVA website.  The website address is:

Joseph P. Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

Vet-to-Vet:   Special Events

Dwyer Vet-to-Vet Events and Activities

Veteran’s Game Day Social Luncheon:  
WHEN: Next scheduled: May 5th, 2023 (Friday) 11:00am to 2:00pm
WHERE: Community Center at Town of Clarktown - Auditorium

31 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956
All veterans and their spouses, Caregivers and Gold Star families are welcomed to join us to play games including BINGO and TRIVIA for prizes. It’s time to come out, get together, socialize, eat lunch and have fun ! This event is provided free of charge by Vet to Vet. There is plenty of parking available and the auditorium is very large with plenty of room for folks to spread out and maintain social distance if they choose to do so. Doors open at 10:45 am.
RSVP: Required especially for Lunch! There will be a sign-in table where you will pick up a ticket needed for lunch. Call and reserve your seat early as we need a proper head count to order the catered meal. Please contact Izzy Quintana at email or call 845-587-6497 to reserve a seat or if you have further questions

MEDITATION - Weekly - (M, W & F) - 9-9:30 am. Class elicits deep relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety with experienced Instructor Brett Cotter (Stress is Gone Founder and Author of 3 Keys To Managing PTSD). Online virtual event you can experience via Zoom. Meeting ID 983 8404 0455; Passcode: join or Click here for link:

VETERANS WALKING CLUB - Weekly - (Wednesdays) - 9:30 am at PALISADES CENTER. Meet in front of BRIDGES, 2nd Floor, next door to Autobahn Indoor Speedway. We will walk between 45 minutes to an hour. Join a fast pace group, slow pace group or walk at your own pace for however long you want. The mall offers us a comfortable indoor venue regardless of the weather outdoors where we can gather together in camaraderie and get some fitness and exercise while we get walking !

GENTLE YOGA - Weekly - (Wednesdays & Fridays) - 7-8 pm & again on (Sundays) 10-11:15 am. Virtual session via Zoom. Yoga is extremely beneficial for your physical and mental health. Instructor Mira Stangl is a 500 hour Yoga-Alliance Certified Teacher With Extensive Training in PTSD and Restorative Yoga. If interested in attending email Then you'll be registered to get invitations to each session.

QIGONG - Weekly - (Thursdays) from 9-10 am. (Ancient Chinese Exercise). Gentle meditative exercises based on the cultivation and refinement of Universal Life Energy known as Qi. Practicing this exercise reduces pain, stress and anxiety, improves physical fitness and improves immune function and vitality. Instructor Norman Galinsky, MFA has over 36 years experience in the art.  If interested in attending or have questions, contact Izzy Quintana at email:

Gulf War Exposures and Health Concerns Webinar

Gulf War Exposures and Health Concerns - May 18th, 2023

Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns is a free, virtual class to help Gulf War Veterans understand potential exposures and health effects, steps to manage symptoms, research findings, and available resources. Join this class on Thursday, May 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. You can attend through your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet.

To learn more about the class and to register, see the class flyer at Gulf War Exposures and Health Concerns (  Check out this link for information and registration:

8th Annual National Convening -- Virtual Gathering

National Convening 2023:  Virtual Gathering

Please join us virtually on May 11th, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST for the 8th Annual National Convening: The State of the Caregiver Community hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

This event, presented by Triwest, is the premier gathering for those who support military and veteran caregivers in America. It will feature senior leaders from the VA, private sector, and the nonprofit community. By participating, you will have the chance to elevate the national discussion around the importance of mental wellness and how it affects veteran caregivers and caregiver kids. This conversation is crucial, and your presence will help ensure that the needs of these families are heard and addressed. The event will unveil new innovations, programs, and resources to support veteran caregivers and their families, with a special focus on the caregiver to survivor transition. You will gain access to the latest tools available to help you better support the veteran caregivers in your life. This event is a must-attend for anyone who cares about our nation's military and veteran caregivers. By coming together with like-minded individuals, we can create lasting change and improve the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference. Register today for the National Convening:

Hudson Valley Honor Flights - Veterans and Guardians

Hudson Valley Honor Flight Seeks Veterans and Guardians for Spring 2023 Flights from Stewart and Westchester Airports
HV HONOR FLIGHT Honoring Veterans, News, Press Release
Honor Flights for April and May 2023

WALDEN, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is seeking area veterans and guardians to take part in two flights this spring. Flights are scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023 out of New York Stewart International Airport and Saturday, May 20, 2023 out of Westchester County Airport.

Priority is given to World War II and Korean War veterans; however, all veterans who have not yet participated in an Honor Flight are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at The Honor Flight experience is one that veterans are sure to never forget. No matter your role during your service, if you’re a veteran, you’re eligible. Honored veterans fly free!

In addition to veterans, HVHF is seeking guardians to accompany participating veterans. It is not required that guardians have any history of military service. It is recommended that each guardian be at least one generation younger than the veteran he or she accompanies. To help fund each flight, guardians pay a fee of $500. Please visit:

“We have two planes to fill with deserving veterans! We are anxiously seeking local veterans to take part in the Honor Flight experience with us this spring,” said Jennifer DeFrancesco, HVHF Executive Director. “If you are a veteran from the Hudson Valley area, or know one that would like to participate, we want to hear from you.”

Guardian with veteran on flight morning
HVHF provides a once-in-a-lifetime flight to Washington, D.C., where veterans are transported around the district by bus to visit the various war memorials, attend a dinner in their honor and then return home. Each veteran is escorted by a personal guardian and the HVHF flight team for the day-long trip.
Faces of Freedom -- Those Who Defend Our Country

Faces of Freedom -- Oral Histories and Portraits of the Men and Women that Defend Our Country

I never served in the military, and I never had to make the sacrifices US military veterans have made. I decided I wanted to do something to show my gratitude to our veterans and I began my project which I call Faces of Freedom.

The project consists of interviews and photographs. I meet with veterans, record their personal history, and take their photo. I print the photo in black and white, frame it and present it to each veteran at no charge. The interview covers each veteran’s life before, during and after their time in the service. Each veteran has the opportunity to make any changes to their bio before it is finalized. I make no money from this project and the photos are free to each veteran.

Currently these photos and bios appear on my website They also appear on my Facebook page and the photos and stories of the WWII veterans have been sent to the National WWII Museum for their archives. There are currently 80 interviews and photos on the website. I hope to make this into an exhibit for universities, high schools, community centers, libraries, etc. to help increase awareness of the 3% of the population who is doing the heavy lifting so the rest of us can enjoy all that this country has to offer.

Every veteran has a story. Some stories are about combat, some are about funny memories, some stories are sad, and some are about things accomplished after their military service.   All are about service to country and making sacrifices.

You have a story and I want to tell it to the rest of the people in the United States. Let’s pick a date and get together to record your history and tell it to our fellow citizens.

Walter Schuppe
Avon, CT
Phone:  (860) 558-1072

Book Proceeds Benefit Disabled Veterans
Please check out Vietnam veteran Roy Tschudy's book, "Endless." Roy is a past President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #333, and writes about a variety of experiences that our Vietnam vets encountered.  As with all good books, be prepared to experience a lot of emotions with this: you will be intrigued, angry, surprised, maybe shed a tear or two, and laugh out loud at some of the shenanigans in this enjoyable tale of fact, fiction and myth. All proceeds of "Endless" go to help veterans. The book is available in paperback or Kindle edition from Amazon:
"Endless" is the second book authored by Roy Tschudy. His first book also had great reviews.
"Up Close and Personal" is available through Amazon as well.  
Employment Opportunities
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Resources for Veterans
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

FedEx Independent Service Provider
FedEx is looking to hire full time and part time drivers to deliver and pickup packages from Blauvelt, NY. Full time schedule is Monday – Friday and part time schedule has weekend positions available. Must be over 21 years old, have a clean drivers license, and be able to pass physical and drug tests. Background checks are also required. Salary for full time starts at $700 per week. Please contact 201-724-7781 to see if you qualify.

Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction of the Veterans Administration:
The link below lists current positions have been announced for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction (OALC). This is not a complete listing of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vacancies and may not include all positions announced for OALC. You may access VA recruitment information on the VA Jobs site at this link:
If you wish copies of announcements listed below, please contact the individual identified in the specific announcement.  Here is the link to the OALC Job Listings:

Montefiore-Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York 10960
See link for full listing and information about career opportunities at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York.  Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.  See this link for available employment -

Rockland County Employment Information:
Here is a link to current job openings available in Rockland County

Rockland County Veterans' Credits:

New York City Civil Service Jobs, Tests, and Results as listed in The Chief:

MTA Metro-North Railroad has ongoing employment opportunities:
To apply for current jobs with the MTA, please go to the MTA Employment Portal at:

NYC Green Book Online: The Green Book is the official directory of the City of New York.  An indispensable reference guide for anyone living or working in New York City. Includes detailed listings of agencies. Website:
Rockland County Marine Corps League

Rockland County Marine Corps League regularly receives donations of handicap assistance equipment for disabled veterans from people who want to help. The donated equipment is available for free to military veterans and their families. The items include the following:

  • Motorized Wheelchairs
  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Oxygen Generator
  • Walkers
  • Bath Chairs
  • Transfer Benches
  • Braces
  • Crutches
  • Canes

If you have need of any of this equipment, contact the folks at the Rockland County Marine Corps League - 845-323-8774 or via e-mail:
RockVets Monthly Newsletter

RockVets is an Outreach program of New York Vets, Inc.,  a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization established in 1992, to advocate for those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. Military, no matter where or when they served.

The volunteers at New York Vets / RockVets publish this monthly e-newsletter.  We welcome your thoughts, questions, and feedback. E-mail:

We are not affiliated with any government agency such as the Veterans Administration, Rockland County Government, nor the Veterans Service Agency of Rockland.

Each month, our newsletter reaches more than 1800 local veterans or those who care about veterans' interests.  Please use this forum to let veterans know of any information, resources, links or events they might enjoy. Send information to or send us a note through our website:  Thank you for passing this newsletter along to other veterans.  

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