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05/26/09 — A tribute to fallen heroes

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A tribute to fallen heroes

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 26, 2009 1:46 PM

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Gail Hargrove, left, and Congressman Walter Jones place a wreath onstage at the Memorial Day ceremony in the auditorium at Wayne Community College on Monday. Mrs Hargrove's husband, Joseph, was killed during the Vietnam War and his body never recovered. Jones called the nation's service men and women heroes and said the country should do more to help its veterans and honor those who died while protecting this country's freedom.

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Army and Air Force veteran George Carberry, left, and retired Navy veteran George Vrbetic, right, with Vrbetic's wife, Nellie, center, stand at attention during the posting of the colors at the Memorial Day ceremony.

One of the songs playing behind a Memorial Day slide show was written from the perspective of a fallen soldier, who said, "Don't cry for us. We made it to Arlington." That didn't stop many of those gathered in the...

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