Family members clung to photos of their loved ones who were killed in action in the Vietnam War during Saturday morning’s dedication of a memorial honoring the area men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The dedication included a gun salute and the playing of Taps, traditions marking the pain, sorrow and memories left behind by the servicemen who died in the controversial war.
Tears flowed at Veterans Park as the 33 names were read. A bell tolled for each one of them. U.S. flags lined the park, which is just off Mills Avenue.