"The least the rest of us could do is acknowledge the sacrifice and pay tribute to the fallen and mourn with the families," said Gov. Mike Beebe.
It brings back precious, yet poignant memories for those who lead the roll call or hear the names of those they served alongside.
"Their wives, their families, it's hard. You don't forget," said MSG Thomas Simmons of the Arkansas National Guard.
Charlene Marshall comes to the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery to honor her brother, who served two tours in Vietnam.
"I want you to know I will forever love you and I'll be back to see you soon," Charlene Marshall said, looking at her brother's tombstone.
She said Spc. Roger Walker loved to put on that uniform.
"Back then, they took it to be an honor to go into the military after getting out of high school. Not that college was not an option, but just seems like serving your country was so great," said Marshall.
Brave men and women who wore their uniforms so proudly for a country forever indebted.