Posted by Ellen Krafve - email
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - In Longview, a flag that flew over the capital was presented to a marine who fought in World War II. The theme for the Gregg County memorial this year was "Freedom is Never Free". County officials along with a host of veterans leaders spoke about the importance of Memorial Day, and what it truly means.
"The importance of today is the fact that it is guys that have gone before me that made it possible for us to be here today and the freedom that we enjoy," said James McLemore, a Vietnam Veteran.
In appreciation for their service, several veterans were awarded state and U.S. flags from State Representative Tommy Merrit and U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert.