“Memorial Day is set aside to honor those fallen veterans,” said Richard “Dick” Perry, commander of American Legion Riders post 24 in Tombstone. “The price of freedom is not free. They have to remember that. About 1% of the population volunteers to serve. If it weren’t for the men and women who serve, this country would not be free. “
Joerg Wallace, previous and incoming Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9972 in Sierra Vista, said that the day should be focused on remembering and honoring veterans.
“It’s a day of remembrance, remembering our fallen and our living: those who’ve sacrificed everything for our country,” said Wallace.
Frank Hirrill, Adjutant at the American Legion Post 52 in Sierra Vista, said that the community should take the time to honor veterans on Memorial Day.
“Those are the people who died fighting for our freedom, and we just got to take a minute just to honor them,” said Hirrill.
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