America's youth need to hear the stories of war Veterans to pass patriotism on to the next generation and to help them understand the sacrifices that were made for their freedoms.
That was the Memorial Day message in Norfolk, Nebraska Monday during a program held around the World War II Memorial at Central Park.
Before a large crowd of community members, both young and old, Nebraska's former State VFW Commander said parents, citizens and teachers should teach the youth about what has happened in the past and show them the US has something worth fighting for.
"We've got so many things here, that we need to ensure or show our young people that they need to be proud of, and that they should enjoy it with pride. We have people who were willing to give their lives so that they can live the way we do," Gary Steckelberg, Former NE VFW State Commander said.
Monday's program in Norfolk also included the laying of the wreaths around the World War II memorial, a 21 gun salute and the playing of "Taps" in honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The program was organized by members of Norfolk's VFW Post 1644 and American Legion Post 16.
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