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November 5, 2009 in Washington Voices
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Members of the family of Army Pfc. Joe Mann and two Spokane residents pose for a photograph at a monument erected in 1956 in Mann’s honor in Best, Netherlands. At center in front is Irene Mann Bennett, of Ritzville, a sister of Joe Mann, and Mary Mann, of Redmond, Wash., a sister in-law. At far right are Sue Walker and Rae Anna Victor, of Spokane. In back row are Byrne Bennett, a nephew, and his wife, Denise, of Medical Lake, and Rena Bennett Brown, of Ritzville, a niece. The others are residents of Best. The pelican is symbolic of self sacrifice.Courtesy photo