PHOENIX (KSAZ) - "This day really commemorates the fallen veterans that have done so much for our country, our great country and thanks to them, we remain a great country," said John McNeil with the Arizona Disabled American Veterans.
Today, the selfless acts of courage and bravery were honored as we remember those who have given their lives for our freedoms.
"I've been doing this for 30 years, as long as I can walk, mow and carry something," said Sgt. James Bockman, a U.S. Air Force veteran. "I'll be here until I drop dead."
Hundreds of veterans, patriots and active military service members lined the lawns of the National Memorial Cemetery for a tradition that many hold to their hearts.
It's a special ceremony for a day that deserves a celebration unlike any other.
"Someone I loved was in the Marine Corps and the Army and he died... and that's why I'm here," Heather Viti said.
"Well, I have a lot of family that's in the military, so I wanted to pay my respects," Dawn Davis said.
A flag was laid at nearly every tombstone to honor a fallen hero.
Always remembered and never forgotten.