Ceremony marks importance of Memorial Day

Posted at 7:17 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 21:17:27-04

The 13th annual Memorial Day ceremony was held at the Montana Veterans Memorial near Centene Stadium on Monday.

The ceremony included songs by the Sound of the Falls Harmony Chorus and the Great Falls Shrine Pipe Band Pipers.

Hundreds of people attended to honor those who died in war and to reflect on what Memorial Day really means.

“The sacrifice that a lot of men and women paid the final price for. That was our freedom, like we have in this country,” said Phillip Hanify, an Army veteran.

Eric Newhouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Army veteran, was the keynote speaker.

For more information about the Memorial Day ceremony or about the Montana Veterans Memorial, visit the Memorial’s website.

The Montana Veterans Memorial is located at 1025 25th Street North.

The Montana Veterans Memorial Association established and maintains the memorial to honor and recognize all veterans of all branches of military service in peace and in war.

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