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Veteran’s Memorial at the Craighead County Courthouse honors veterans, families

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Memorial Day is more than just a day to barbecue and spending a weekend out on the lake. It is a day of remembrance.

The Veteran's Memorial at the Craighead County Courthouse was honored by veterans and their families Monday morning. The annual event salutes veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wreaths were placed at the monuments and the courthouse flag was lowered to half-staff.

Danny Honnoll spoke at the ceremony, reminding us that those who are gone still need to have their stories told.

"You veterans are a witness to your friends that aren't able to be here. Many of you are combat veterans and have lost friends in combat. You bear the scars. You are the ones to bear witness to the story," he said.

Memorial Day was initially called Decoration Day and started after the Civil War. It was changed later in the 20th century as a day to remember all service members who have fallen in war and peace.

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