Fallen soldiers honored in Redding

May 25, 2015 8:36 PM by Charlene Cheng

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Redding is a time of reflection.

The posting for the colors to remind us what was fought for, and a moment of silence to honor comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

"I am remembering Lance Corporal Ivan Wilson. He passed away in the line of duty in Afghanistan," Karen Karnatz said.

"I of think of a group of men. They were U.S. Marines. There were 29 men. They were all killed, but they were not forgotten," World War II veteran Art Kendall said.

It's also a day to remember prisoners of war and those who haven't yet come home.

"There's over 92,000 still missing in action that we need to bring home, since World War I," Vietnam veteran Fred Loveland said.

A ceremonial table holds a place of honor for those service members, each item with its own significance.

Memorial Day is only one day, but the message rings true all year round.

"Everyday should be Memorial Day. Remembering our fallen heroes. Never forgotten," Loveland said.


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