BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Members of the American Legion Riders spent the day on the road honoring members of the Military from Alcorn and Prentiss counties who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
'Memorial day was set aside to remember our fallen soldiers, who've given their lives for our country and its freedom. It's not national BBQ day- it's not national go to the lake day. So a couple of years ago a few of us decided that we would visit our fallen heros." said Tommy Watson with the American Legion Riders.
The group of bikers visited several grave sites of Vietnam War soldiers and left American flags to honor their sacrifice.
According to organizers, for 2 years the American Legion Riders visited the fallen from the Desert Storm War, but this year they chose to visit and honor the fallen from the Vietnam War.
Several family members of the soldiers who were honored today, were present including, the sister of Tommy Stutts who says it was very special to see so many people show up to honor her late brother.
"It feels really really good because, these Vietnam War Veterans didn't get very much recognition. They didn't get very much respect and something you know as seemingly small as this, means a lot," said Reba Hughes sister of the late Tommy Stutts.
All together organizers say they plan to visit the graves of some 15 to 16 fallen Vietnam War Soldiers.