GLENNVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Communities across our area gathered Monday to remember the men and women who've given their lives in military service.
The ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery in Glennville gives folks from across the area a place to gather and remember those killed in battle. They gathered under the large flag flown at half-staff to remember those buried there, like Patricia Taylor's husband, Clarence, who died years after military duty. Clarence Taylor passed away last spring. This week would have been their 50th Anniversary.
"When I leave here, I'm going home to pray in peace." Patricia Taylor said. "I'm not going to any barbecues or anywhere but home."
Third Infantry's Lt. Col Jayson Putnam described the sacrifice of those who've given their lives for our country's freedom. He was glad to see so many people, especially veterans, take part.
"Some of the memory is faded and some of these conflicts with fewer people with a connection, so it's great to see so many people willing to come out who perhaps don't have a direct connection, to show support for those who went before us," Putnam said.
Not just mourning the loss, but remembering families whose service member never came home.
Communities across our area gathered Monday to remember the men and women who've given their lives in military service.