Hundreds Show Up for Memorial Day Ceremony in Huntsville
The Memorial Day ceremony at Huntsville's Maple Hill Cemetery drew more than 200 people.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WZDX) - A crowd of more than two hundred gathered Monday morning at Maple Hill cemetery. The annual Memorial Day ceremony pays respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The emotional Memorial Day ceremony hits home for Kathy Ramsey. Two years ago, her son, 41-year-old Captain Chip Ramsey, was killed in action when his Army Special Forces unit was attacked in Afghanistan.
"I'm very sad and heartbroken, it's hard to explain. But we go on and try to do the best we can and we just try to honor him and to let everybody know what a great guy Chip was," Ramsey said.
The names of local soldiers killed in combat were read out loud. 26 wreaths were also laid to honor veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Kathy Ramsey says it was nice to see so many people attend.
"It actually touches me and makes me feel good to be with others and to be around people that respect and know what Memorial Day is all about".
Officials say two thousand veterans who served their country are buried at Maple Hill Cemetery.