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Veterans honor fallen heroes

LAWTON, Okla._Veterans and their families gathered at the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center to honor fallen American heroes.

At Friday's Memorial Day ceremony, retired and current servicemen and women gathered with residents to remember the fallen and tell their stories. The ceremony not only honored those who sacrificed their lives in service, but also residents at the center who have passed away in the previous year. Employees at the center say everyone who's served has been touched by a friend or family member making the ultimate sacrifice and it's important to honor all of them.

"This is that one time that they actually reflect back on their service and probably do reflect on what happened and the sacrifices made by their brother in arms. This is probably the one opportunity set aside just for that reflection," said Scott Ringwald, administrative officer at the veterans center.

About 200 veterans currently live at the center. Employees say it's an honor to help those who have made history.

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