Veterans remembered in Corinth

Reported by: Wayne Hereford
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Updated: 5/26/2013 10:58 pm
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- It is the final resting place for thousands of military veterans who have served, dating back to the Civil War.
 
As they lowered the American Flag in honor of those who have given their all in service of our nation, it was a silent reminder, these veterans say, that freedom is not free.

With the Corinth National Cemetery as its backdrop, several veterans' organizations joined forces to remember their fallen comrades.

There were men like Bill Huff, a member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

"Personally, I have my uncles and cousins that are here. [They] date all the way back to the Civil War. I'm here just to pay homage to those," said Huff.

Capt. Kaycee Reed was guest speaker at Sunday's event. He put Memorial Day into perspective for his audience.

"Memorial Day is often confused with Veteran's Day. Memorial Day is for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Day, of course, is a service for those that continue to serve today," Reed said.

Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day when it was used to remember the fallen soldiers after the Civil War.
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