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Co-founder of Mid-Missouri veterans organization dies

Mary Posner
KMIZ
Mary Posner died on Oct. 26, 2019, she co-founded and helped coordinate a Memorial Day event for Mid-Missouri veterans.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Mary Posner, co-founder and president of Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Corporation, died on Oct. 26, 2019.

Posner along with more than 3,000 volunteers ran the salute to veterans event in Columbia for the past 33 years. The event was moved to Jefferson City in 2019 while crews worked on the runway at Columbia Regional Airport.

A celebration of life ceremony for Posner will be held next year. Her body was buried in the Columbia Cemetery recently.

Columbia / Jefferson City / Top Stories

Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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