By: Andy Alcock
May 27, 2013
Credit: Peter Daniel
Tallahassee, FL - It started with a color guard entering the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3308 Cemetery for a solemn tribute.
Twenty-eight post members are buried there.
Iraq War veteran Ryan Taylor, who's the president of Florida State's Collegiate Veterans Association addressed the crowd.
He told them he frequently thinks about a young marine he saw carried away in a body bag after he was killed by a roadside bomb.
"I wondered what he would've become," said Taylor. "Who did we just lose," he said.
Homer Tedder brought his three young grandchildren who are visiting from Tennessee to the ceremony.
"It's something they need to know about," Tedder said. "Our fathers and our grandfathers, they went ashore at Normandy, my dad did and it's a day of rememberance," he said.
Members of the VFW Post Women's Auxiliary placed American flags on the gravesites.
Leon Roy IV who's been a member of the post more than 30 years knew most of the people buried in the cemetery.
"Ya, it brings back memories," said Roy.
The cemetery is the only one in the U.S. owned and operated by a VFW post.