YAKIMA,Wash.-- Monday is the official Memorial Day but people are honoring our veterans early. The West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima had a Memorial service this afternoon and plenty of people showed up to remember those who fought for our nation.
Ed Falter, a member of the Marine Corp League, says Memorial Day is more than just remembering our veterans. It is also about teaching people what our nation is built upon.
"We need to show our generations that our nation was built on blood and sweat and lost lives," says Ed Falter.
He says sometimes there is a price to pay for our rights but our nation is willing to fight for it.
On Monday we will remember those who have left us, but they have left us with the greatest gift... freedom.