GEORGETOWN, Del. - People gathered on Sunday at the circle in Georgetown to remember the true meaning behind Memorial Day.
"Today was a day of honoring the service members that didn't get to come home. This was about the fallen the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice. This was their day to look down on us and we to tell them we're not forgetting, we never will forget," says Mayor Bill West.
And with flags flying high, city officials, veterans, and residents paid tribute to all those who gave that ultimate sacrifice.
One by one paying homage to those who have fallen with red, white, and blue wreaths. Georgetown Mayor Bill West says having this honorable memorial service is the least he could do.
"If I can give back to them for what they've done for me, to entitle me to do the things that I want to do it means a lot."
For Brig. General Michael Berry, he spoke not only of those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms, but also of those back home who remember them.
"Because of your support and the peace of mind of knowing that should fate result in one of us making the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation, we will not be forgotten. All of our military service members and the citizens they protect can state America does it right."
For the folks that made the trip to the circle Sunday, leaving with a great deal of American pride.
"It's very humbling because we stand on the shoulders of those who serve before us and those that have fallen," explains Del. Senator Ernesto Lopez.
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