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Behind the small but beautiful Praha Catholic Church is a small cemetery and a war memorial. The granite memorial is dedicated to Reverend Marcus Valenta who served as a US Army Chaplain during World War II and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Below his name are pictures of the boys from Praha who made the ultimate sacrifice and their names are listed on the right side of the memorial. In the cemetery are grave sites of some of the local men who died in war. The nine members of this small community who were lost in the war is one of the greatest percentage losses of any community in the nation. (See also the Praha 9 Memorial at the Texas State Cemetery)

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