NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR- The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs held a Memorial Day ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery.
It was a beautiful day as taps played.
Veterans, families and civic groups took time to honor loved ones and heroes that have defended our country.
"We are served to protect this country, it's freedoms and to come out here and to honor the ones that have fallen I can not tell you what it means to me and my heart to do something like this," says Floyd Spears of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association.
A member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Thomas Brewer, chokes up thinking about his sons "one of my sons is currently serving, I have a 20 year old son currently in Afghanistan, so I worry about him. And I have a son in the Navy, who just returned from deployment."
At the ceremony, Governor Beebe says we should remember the people and their family that paid the ultimate price all the time, "It's a recognition of not only those we've lost, but a recognition of what their families lost particularly the children that have to live the longest with it, and it's a recognition of our surviving Veterans."