Veterans Remember and Pray for Soldiers Still Over Seas
YAKIMA, Wash.- It was an emotional and meaningful day for many Veterans in Yakima as they honored lost soldiers and prayed for those still serving.
The Day of Observance started at one p.m. at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. There was a moment of silence, remembering all the soldiers who have died overseas. Then speakers shared stories about Vietnam, Korea and Iraq, all talking about their experiences as war veterans and what Memorial Day means for them. All the attendees picked up flowers and dropped them off near the war monument, honoring veterans who served in the military and praying for soldiers still overseas.
"I say a prayer every night hoping I get to see my friends again. The US is proud of them, I'm proud of them," said Bryan Gerken, a soldier from Iraqi Freedom.
"Getting home safe that's the main thing we want, I just wanted to pray for soldiers still in service and wish them well," said Deb Hunt, who lives in Yakima.
The service ended with a gun salute and a standing ovation, praying for soldiers over seas to come home safely.