East Texans honor fallen service members in Tyler on Memorial Day

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tyler Memorial Funeral Home held a service Monday morning to remind residents of the reason behind Memorial Day.

The cemetery has been holding the event for more than 20 years. It included the National Anthem, a bagpipe performance, and marching to honor those who lost their lives while fighting for our freedom.

U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert was in attendance along with other featured speakers. The ceremony began at 11 a.m.

Hundreds of East Texans attended the service to acknowledge the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes.

Veterans received a round of applause from the crowd.

Congressman Gohmert also reflected on the significance behind Memorial Day.

“Well it is a time that we stop and say thank you to those who served and paid the ultimate price, and that means also thanking their families that are missing them. Because (families) sacrificed this loved one in their lives,” he said.

Gohmert also mentioned it was important for young people and children to attend this event because it helps teach them about history.

Community members were also grateful they were able to be there in person after the changes that came along with the pandemic.

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