Memorial Day in Ozark

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"Its good for us to sit down and reflect on how people in the past have done so much for our country...A service member it is a day out side of the...Run and go that I'm use to as a military member to actually sit back and realize, people have come before me and they have held the banner for our country and now its my turn," says Antionne Winston, a recent U.S. Naval Academy graduate.

"Its honoring our fallen veterans and also honoring our living veterans and our current service members," says First Sergeant Anthony Hill.

Every day, service members put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.

"One of my best friends was killed in Iraq and he had a chance to go home, like i did, but he choose to stay in and serve our country....not a day goes by that i don't think about him and appreciate his service to our nation," says Hill.

It's important to keep the memory of our fallen servicemen alive but it's just as important to support our youth who will soon serve our country.

"We got a lot of great young people. And if i can encourage everybody that hears the sound of my voice, lets get behind our youth and lets support and lets push and encourage them," says Hill.

"I think its important for all young people to be out here because it gives us a chance to give back to the community," says Winston.

A big news 4 thank you to all service men and women, past and present.

Friends and family also laid flowers showing their appreciation for the veterans who've sacrificed so much for our freedom.

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