The heart-wrenching pictures and stories of veterans from one cemetery on Memorial Weekend

The heart-wrenching pictures and stories of veterans from one cemetery on Memorial Weekend

When you get caught up in BBQs and sales at the mall, it’s sometimes to easy to forget the real reason for today. The people visiting Michigan’s Great Lakes National Cemetery has not forgotten.

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Sitting beside her father’s grave, she covers her face with her hand and weeps.

This heart-wrenching photo shows Deandra Christiansen, 16, whose veteran father, Eric Christiansen, passed away in April 2013 at the age of just 45.

The teenager was among hundreds of relatives who gathered at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan on Sunday to pay tribute to their loved ones.

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The ceremony, which included a rifle salute, presentations and speeches for those who fought for freedom, came one day ahead of Memorial Day.

Please click the link to see just one example of people in this country remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day. Never forget.

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