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For some, Memorial Day is just a day off from work and the unofficial start of summer. For others like Leo Harrison, it's a day to give thanks for those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

"If it was not for those warriors giving their all and sacrifices we wouldn't even be able to be out here celebrating the activities today," said Harrison

The service started with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a song by Harrison.

"There will be no satisfaction until the missing in action are set free and brought back home," was a line from Harrison's song.

Veteran Marvin Mixon closed the service with a passionate speech.

"They paid the price for freedom and it took their blood to water and fertilize the tree of freedom," said Mixon.

For Harrison, Mixon and other veterans who attended the service, this wasn't just any Memorial Day. This was a day to remember friends and loved ones who were lost to protect our freedom.

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