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Memorial Day Service held in Fairfield at the Central Square Park

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 8:43 AM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - For Memorial Day, many residents and local officials gathered in Fairfield, Iowa to show their gratitude for fallen service members.

There were speeches and poems read, flags flying in the wind, and Taps being performed on trumpet serenading every listening ear.

Army Veteran, Brian Burnett, who was in attendance shared that although he was humbled by all the appreciation he received for his service, he wanted to focus on those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It’s about every service member in whatever branch and it’s about honoring them as they sacrificed the greatest sacrifice of all time and that’s their life.”

Not only will he never forget those who have fallen, additionally, he will also, always remember those in his community that carry on this service every year.

“I’m lucky enough that after my career in the army I was able to come back and serve my community and to serve a community that decorates this square, that has a ceremony, that recognizes people and the fallen is something that makes me speechless.”

Gretchen Jentz, a Fairfield local says she thought the event was beautiful and is thankful to all Veterans for their service.

“No one wants war, no one. We’re finally in a place in the world where we can really come together as one and I thank the Veterans for bringing us to that point in humanity.”

The tradition of the parade was canceled due to weather conditions.

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