YAKIMA, Wash. -- Dozens of people showed up to the Korean-Vietnam monument at Sarg Hubbard Park to honor the veterans Thursday.
Veterans from all over the Yakima Valley came to the war memorial wall, including the members with the Marine Corps League and the Yakama Warriors Association, to pay their respects to fellow vets today.
Jesse Villanueva, who served in the Vietnam War, says Veterans day is so important. Villanueva says having the memorial wall is a great way to make sure the fallen soldiers are not forgotten. "That they're not just names.. that could've been somebody's brother, grandpa. We want to make sure they're not erased. They're real people in war time," added Villanueva.
Members of the public took American flags to be placed next to the memorial wall.
Thursday's event was the 18th year for the Veterans Day Observance at the park.