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THE PICTURE PAGE

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Floral spectacle: Spring flowers were in abundant bloom Friday in Williamsville's Glen Park, a most appropriate sight for this Easter weekend.

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>A hero is laid to rest

Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Gathered in grief: Above left, two mourners embrace Friday outside The Chapel at CrossPoint prior to funeral services for Army Staff Sgt. William R. "Billy" Wilson III, who was killed March 26 in an attack in Afghanistan. Above right, Wilson's mother, Kimberly, clutches the flag that draped her son's casket following his burial rite in Elmlawn Cemetery. Story and more photos on Page D1.

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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Final farewell: A final salute is given for Army Staff Sgt. William R. "Billy" Wilson III following his burial ceremony Friday in Elmlawn Cemetery in the Town of Tonawanda. He was buried next to his grandfather, Sgt. William R. Wilson.

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Mark Mulville/Buffalo News

Perfect prep weather: Jim Keats gets an early start on one of his home maintenance projects Friday -- scraping paint from the side of his house on South Lincoln Avenue in Orchard Park.

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John Hickey/Buffalo News

Making a statement: John Washington of Buffalo listens to State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti discuss legislation he has sponsored to protect the environment and regulate high-volume hydraulic fracturing during a news conference Friday in the Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building. Story on Page D1.