Community Gathers in Barre to Honor Fallen Soldiers and Their Families

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Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  

Vermonters gathered in central Vermont to memorialize our country’s fallen veterans this Memorial Day.

   

Colonel Gregory Knight of the Vermont Army National Guard says everyday ought to be  Memorial Day.


“Not only should we remember our fallen today, we should also understand and appreciate that their sacrifice has forever impacted their loved ones, their friends and extended community.”


Hundreds of all ages packed the Barre Auditorium to recognize those who died in service to the country.

“I never thought I would be back here you know seeing the good crowd and so forth,” says Korean War Veteran, Wayne Pelkey.


Veterans from the Korean War to the Global War on Terrorism were moved. Many remembered the men and women that stood by their side on the battlefield.

On Monday Governor Phil Scott shared stories of his father’s service and encouraged others to share stories of fallen soldiers to the next generation.


“They protect our liberties so we can enjoy them. The very least we can do is teach our children about the brave men and women who shaped our history and telling them who they were.”


For Korean War Veteran Wayne Pelkey, Memorial Day was a day to not only remember but also to reflect on those who are not with us today.


“It means a lot to me and I think a lot of the guys that didn’t get back..and i say they gave their tomorrow so we can have their today.”

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