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LAWRENCE — Photos of the 13 fallen military personnel killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, lined the track Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium as families gathered for the city’s first Meet Our Heroes Family Fun Day took part in a 13-lap walk/run to pay tribute to those lives lost only a month ago.

Deepening last year’s tragedy at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, where 77 veterans died after contracting COVID-19, was the facility’s muddled oversight. Failures of management were obvious and have now been studied and documented to a fare thee well. Less clear was how and why someone outside the home didn’t step in sooner to intervene.

Thomas and Elizabeth Murphy of Lawrence and their daughter Leah, 11, talk to U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Michael Wilson. Leah is interested …

Lawrence firefighters from Ladder 1 and Engine 9 give a demonstration on how to save a car accident victim using an extrication tool.

Ayden Gutierrez, a Lawrence High School senior and JROTC Army cadet, practices for the arm exhibition drilling ceremony during Meet Our Heroes…

Isaiah Santiago, 17, competes in the tractor tire flip Saturday during Meet Our Heroes Family Fun Day in Lawrence. The flip is a test of stren…