Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery Service

Memorial Day services have been held across the country.

News 13's Tyler Waggenspack attended a ceremony held at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville.

"This is a day of remembrance, a day to remember all those, the ones who went before us."

Wreaths lay, and flags line up graves of fallen heroes, honoring their sacrifices during this memorial day.

Senator John Barrasso attended the ceremony at said, "It's that level of service and sacrifice that is so much a part of the Wyoming tradition and our heritage."

Monday ceremony kicked off with post colors presented, followed by the national anthem, and pledge of allegiance.

Timothy Workman fought at Guam and Okinawa during world war two. He received the purple heart award for bravery in combat.

He wishes his fellow brothers could be here for this occasion, "Well it's just too bad that some of the boys couldn't be with me, but we left a bunch of them over there."

The Mckenzie family also visited the burial sites of their late relatives. David Mckenzie said, "Pay our due respects you know, we enjoy our freedom because of these men."

Veterans say they not only feel humbled by being around other fellow service member, but the messages and gratitude people give them.

Don Neville is another Veteran and adds, "I was in Walmart once and a little girl came up to me. She came up behind me, she called 'sir'. I turned around and she held her hand out and said 'thank you for your service." And I had stopped for a minute because I couldn't say I had tears in my eyes."

"If it weren't for the men and women of the military we wouldn't have the freedoms we have today." And for those still here, they salute and remember their fallen brothers.

"God bless our fallen heroes and their families and god bless the united states of america."

Nearly 27-hundred veterans are buried at the Oregon Trail Cemetery.

Patriot Guard Riders also lined up the cemetery entrance as people arrived for the ceremony.

Tuesday Flags will be picked up, and veterans say volunteers are needed.



 
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