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5/30/05-Tyler

Tribute To The Fallen: Memorial Day Service In Tyler Honors Vets

In Tyler, a solemn tribute to the sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces.

A crowd of hundreds waved flags and gave a standing ovation to those who have served.

Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Iraqi wars were applauded for their efforts.

Flowers were placed at the base of the war monument at Memorial Park Cemetery, in honor of those who never made it home. Veterans said ceremonies like these remind them their work has not been forgotten.  "It means a great deal to me," said Operation Desert Storm Veteran, Charles Barkley. "A lot of men have sacrificed, and women sacrificed their lives for this day and the freedom of all Americans."  Mac McSpadden, a World War II veteran says, "More people are paying attention to Memorial Day celebrations."

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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