OKLAHOMA CITY - A dedication to those who gave their lives for our freedom was held during a remembrance ceremony near the 45th Infantry Division Museum.
"It's a great experience for the kids to see the people who serve our country and to learn about the military and freedom they experience because of other people,” said Dawn Bley.
The annual event is hosted by the Oklahoma Army National Guard and 45th Infantry Division Museum.
It’s a day meant to never forget our fallen heroes.
Organizers say giving one day a year to think about their sacrifices is insufficient but it is something they feel compelled to do.
"Less than one percent of less than one percent of our nation's population pays the ultimate sacrifice,” Col. Devin Wooden said.
A small number of brave soldiers pave the way for generations to come.
The event also honors our nation's defenders like Col. Art Levine, a World War II veteran who considers his time with the Army a highlight in his life.
"I feel proud for my service to this country, and it's something in my career I'll never forget. Never," Levine said.
As Oklahoma's military raise the colors for our fallen, we remember the true meaning of the holiday celebrated every May.
For more information, visit the museum's website.