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Honoring a Lower Merion sports star who died serving his country 100 years ago

LOWER MERION — It’s a common practice to place flowers or wreaths on the graves of departed loved ones. But sometimes people leave other things — photos, small stones or even coins.

But there’s a tombstone in Bala Cynwyd where people have been known to leave something very different: hockey pucks.

The pucks are to commemorate the life of a man by the name of Hobart (Hobey) Amory Hare Baker, a Lower Merion native who went on to become a star athlete at Princeton but then was tragically killed 100 years ago in France.

When the United States entered World War I, Baker went off to France to serve in the Army Air Service. He never made it home.Read more: http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/honoring-a-l…