BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - For many Memorial Day is about spending time with family and friends, perhaps bu the grill. But veterans hope everyone takes time to reflect on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
"It is ok to have your barbecues and what have you but always keep in mind of the people that have given you the freedom and the opportunity to do so and that is your veterans," says Commander Roger Miller.
"You know you think of the families that they left behind, the children a lot of them never got to meet their sons and daughters and you know just to honor them for their service to our country means something you can't really compare," says Randall Coffman.
Among the 250 attending Monday's service were dignitaries from across Warren County. Some who have served our country mark this event on their calendar every year.
"This service symbolizes what it means to me that we honor those who served in the various branches of service to preserve our way of life in the United States of America," says Rep. Jody Richards.
For families still waiting for word on their loved ones a single flag was placed on an empty chair to mark those still missing in action.
The day ended with a 21 gun salute from the honor guard at the Bowling Green Police Department.