City Councilman Eric Turner is a Vietnam Veteran and serves as master of ceremonies, he says: “Were giving recognition to them who have lost their sons and daughters in previous wars. And I've known a lot of these ladies and gentlemen who are here today for a number of years since I've been coordinating this event. And they really thank us for doing this.”
The ceremony also included families placing wreaths and flowers in a temporary honor garden. Those who died in each of the wars, the September 11th attacks and missing prisoners of war were honored with a flowers. Other Memorial Day events included a Courthouse Plaza Ceremony and a service at Springdale Cemetery. Weekend events included a visit from the Governor, a parade in Washington and special ceremonies at a number of area cemeteries.