“It’s a day of remembrance:" Vietnam Veteran honors the fallen at Wood National Cemetery

NOW: “It’s a day of remembrance:“ Vietnam Veteran honors the fallen at Wood National Cemetery

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Americans everywhere gathered on Monday, May 27th, to honor the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. military.

“It’s a day of remembrance,” says veteran Michael Alvin. “It’s a solemn day”.

U.S. Marine veteran Michael Alvin describes the meaning of today in a place he often visits.

“I come here every year as long as I’m able to,” says Alvin. “I put on my uniform and I come out and pay my respects. My mother and father buried about 500 yards right over there.”

Alvin served in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1976 and also served in Vietnam.

During the ceremony stories were shared.

A number of veteran organizations and community members came out to honor the fallen. Wreaths were placed in their memory and names were read as balloons were released.

“All these grave stones out here are people,” says Alvin. “They’re people who gave us our freedom.”

This was just one of several event held in our area honoring our fallen heroes.

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