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Memorial Day service at Lexington National Cemetery

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Today is a day of honoring and remembering those that served our country and that's exactly what people did today at the Lexington National Cemetery.

Lexington's official Memorial Day ceremony was held Monday at the Lexington National Cemetery, located within the Lexington Cemetery.

The ceremony included the National Anthem being played, the Pledge of Allegiance being recited, the presentation of colors, the playing of "Taps", remarks by KDVA Deputy Commissioner Margaret Plattner, and a 21-gun salute.

"We all have family who have served in a number of areas of war and battle", says Lissy Plattner.

"It's just a small way to remember all they did", says Ann D'Angelo.

"I knew of several buddies and a relative or two that didn't get back home", says Doyle Rambo.

"I think that more Americans need to remember the sacrifices", says Paige Brown.

"We owe a debt of gratitude to those whose lives were taken. They didn't give their lives, their lives were taken in the defense of our country", says Doyle Rambo.

For some people, it wasn't just about remembering those they knew who fought for our country, but also remembering those they didn't know.

Some people placed flowers and flags on the headstones of unnamed soldier's to also show their respect to those men and women.

"I think it's very important we recognize the unknown soldiers as well. We pick one out of a book and that's what we do", says Richard Brown.


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