FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Eric Hill sat on a bench in Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery.
Hill was near where his parents were buried and close enough to see a parade honoring US service members who died while serving in the armed forces.
“I was in the military, my father was in the military, so my mother was in the military. I’m out here in memory of her and in memory of all the fallen soldiers.”
American freedom is not free, he said. Judy Barlow watched her husband perform in a veterans’ patriotic band during the show annual ceremony on Monday morning.
“I think it’s a wonderful thing to honor our men and women who have died in the service of our country,” Barlow said.
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Celebrate this Memorial Day with American Legion Post 321 and members of our community. We commemorate and honor the lives of the brave men and women of our armed forces who fought and gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.#CooperCity #memorial day pic.twitter.com/qqyLHwwq2D
— Cooper City (@CooperCityGOV) May 30, 2022
(1/2) Memorial Day Prayer – via @USCCB
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and lay down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. pic.twitter.com/vhVlefORPl
— Archdiocese of Miami (@CatholicMiami) May 30, 2022
Our troops are not only defending this country; they defend the principles of our democracy and our constitution. On #memorial dayLet us revisit the values and principles that our fallen armed forces gave their lives to defend. pic.twitter.com/KkKo80u4JM
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) May 30, 2022
We remember soldiers like Sgt. La David Johnson, who showed unmatched bravery and fought to his last moments to protect his comrades. For him, his family and so many others, we take time today to share their stories and cherish their memories. pic.twitter.com/vDqut0ppyJ
— Rep. Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) May 30, 2022
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