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Fallen heroes honored, remembered on Memorial Day

Published: May. 30, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT
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SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WBRC) - On Memorial Day we pause to remember and honor the men and women who have died while defending America.

As observations take place around Alabama and the United States, our fallen heroes were also honored this morning during a ceremony at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort.

The commemoration featured a wreath-laying ceremony, accompanied by folding of an American Flag, a moment of silence followed by a rifle volley, the playing of Taps, and an Honor Guard salute.

The cemetery also had an American flag at the grave of each fallen Alabama Veteran, which were placed by area members of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.

Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day(Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs)
Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
Remembering Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day(Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs)

Maj. Cathleen E. De La Garza, (Retired) U.S. Air Force, delivered the keynote address.

“We are eternally indebted to those we honor today,” said Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Kent Davis. “They have paid the supreme price to keep the torch of liberty burning. May God bless all of them. May God continue to bless our great country and state, and may God bless all of our military, Veterans, and their families for their service.”

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