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Memorial Day service in Shaker Heights: 3News' Leon Bibb speaks about his time in the military

Bibb, who recently celebrated 50 years in television, is also a veteran himself.

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — As we mark Memorial Day 2022, the Monday service that happened outside of Shaker Heights City Hall featured 3News’ Leon Bibb as a special guest speaker.

Bibb, who is a veteran himself, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in the Vietnam War. The event began at 9 a.m. at the corner of Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard.

Two months ago, officials honored the Cleveland TV news legend by dedicating “Leon Bibb Way” at East 105th Street and Parkgate Avenue.

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We streamed Bibb's remarks, which you can watch in full below:

"My folks selected this house on Parkgate down the street at 9122 because it was a quiet neighborhood with a good elementary school right across the street," Bibb said at the street dedication. "My father taught me about following the rules and sticking to what you want to do. My mother taught me about how to be kind. I think about the house on Parkgate Avenue, which was our home through all of my years until I reached the age of 18 and went off to college. I think not only of my blood family, but there was a brotherhood. There was a brotherhood that I shared with my friends here."

The honorary designation of Leon Bibb Way was initially announced last October as 3News marked his milestone 50 years in television.

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