OZARK -- A large crowd gathered at Woodlawn Memory Gardens on Monday to remember those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, and give thanks for those who have fought and continue the fight.
Col. Stuart McRae addressed the audience and offered stories of soldiers brave enough to put themselves in the line of fire to protect our country.
Soldiers said ceremonies like these assure them that their sacrifices are not forgotten.
"Everything, it means everything," CW4 (Ret.) Tommy Cutchen said. "It shows the country supports us, and that is what's so important. So many of the times that our veterans have returned from wars and not been supported."
The gathering also included wreath laying ceremony and a chance for loved ones to honor their fallen veterans.