Families, friends, and veterans in Suwannee County gathered at the Live Oak Cemetary to honor America's fallen servicemen and women, with veteran speakers and a 21 gun salute.
Retired Colonel Craig Jacobsen was one of those speakers, and he stressed the importance of remembrance on this day.
"It's not a happy memorial day. It's a day of remembrance for those who sacrificed for the United States of America so that we can remain a free nation," says retired Col. Jacobsen.
Afterwards, veterans and friends gathered for a barbeque at the American Legion Post 107, named after fallen serviceman Harry C. Gray II. His family was there to honor him and everyone who sacrificed their life for this nation.