BIRDEYE, Ark. (KAIT) -Several people gathered at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye Monday to pay tribute to those who died while serving our country.
Despite the ceremony being canceled due to COVID-19, several took it upon themselves to visit and pay their respects.
One organizer said that while many are at the lake or enjoying time with family, it’s important to not forget to pay tribute to those who died defending our country.
“Ronald Reagan once said, when a soldier dies he gives up two lives: the life he was living and the life he would have lived”, Cindy Holder said. “To us, he paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, and he deserves to be honored and remembered, and that’s why we are here today.”
Despite the pandemic, those who attended said nothing will stand in their way of honoring veterans.
They said they plan to return to the cemetery to pay their respects again next year, no matter the situation.