Rows of flags lined Longview's courthouse to honor veterans who've lost their lives. Veterans, county and state officials, and the public attended this morning's ceremony. Before the event, veterans shared their personal stories and the loss they endured during their time serving.
"You feel like you never say enough. Your words are always inadequate for the sacrifices that were made by these men and women in the armed forces," said VFW Post 1183 Post Commander William Perkins.
"No other tribute would be better than what we had today, to present the American flag to people and let them know how much we appreciate our fallen heroes and people serving today," said Army veteran Laverne Mattheis.
About 150 people attended today's ceremony.