Memorial Day services held throughout Vanderburgh Co.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville community came to Oak Hill Cemetery to pay their respects on Memorial Day.
Family, friends and former service members all paid their respects to those who lost their lives defending our country.
As part of the ceremony, the names of those being honored were read aloud; a sign they aren’t forgotten.
”There is a lot of brave men and women in these cemeteries and all the other cemeteries through the Tri-State area,” said David Ellison, a Vietnam veteran. “A lot of brave men have died, and a lot of men I knew in Vietnam have died. They gave their ultimate. What else could you say?”
The event was organized by the American Legion Post 8, which hopes people keep service members in their hearts every day, not just Memorial Day.
A memorial service was also at Sunset Cemetery.
Charles Denby VFW Post hosted the service and included a 21-gun salute.
Community members came out to pay their respects as well.
They heard the names of all veterans buried there since last Memorial Day and read aloud at the service.
”Probably the most important thing we as American citizens can do because these people who cannot enjoy the freedoms and the liberties, things that we have now, but they gave their lives so that we could have them, and we cannot forget that,” said Commander Allan Disiena.
Flags are also available at the front gate for any veteran buried at Sunset.
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