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For most, the starting gun of the Danny Oates Memorial 5k road race signals the beginning of Bedford Day and a good way to give back to the community and support local students.
But for Brian Oates, whose younger brother the race is in honor of, along with his family and several of the senior members of the Bedford Fire Department, the race, now in its 20th year, is about not forgetting

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