The Memorial Day ceremony that was held at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Evansville this morning was especially emotional. It attracted a variety of people to the military headstones and it brought the lives that we are living into perspective.
Julie Schembre, an Air Force veteran who fought for our country for more than 20 years, was able to speak to us through her tears.
"When you are in the military, you are taught why these flags are here," she said. "You are taught who these people are and what they did and why they are important to us. We must acknowledge their sacrifices."
Our armed forces have and will continue to make sacrifices for the betterment of this country.
Karen Kuhlenhoelter, a mother of an active duty soldier, is humbled by the courage of her son.
"He told me that if something happens to him while he is over there, it is not going to be because he is over there," said Kuhlenhoelter. "He told me that it will be because it is his time just like anybody else."
This display of strength comes naturally to those who serve.
"I guess it has been pounded into my head for as long as I can remember," said Schembre. As she was admiring the cemetery adorned with American flags, she said, "It is what we do and it is worth it.
The sacrifices that our service men and women have made for us are worth it and they will not be forgotten on this Memorial Day.
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