All over Louisiana people commemorated Memorial Day on Sunday.
At the Capitol, 11,000 flags were placed in honor of the men and women of Louisiana who fought and died for our country.
Ranger Scout Joseph Dorsey said, “Memorial Day is to remind us all that we have to pay a price for freedom. Freedom is not free. The only way to do that is to not only protect America, but protect the rights of what freedom is all about. “
Many gathered by the flags to pay respect to those fallen soldiers. Some remembered their family members who died while serving the country.
” Its really important to come and pay respect to the people who have fought for our country. I feel like its something you should do because they did this for us. They did this for us,” said Kathryn Nolan.
Nolan said she never met her great grandfather, but that she keeps him with her in spirit.
” My grandmother was just born, and he had only been in the military a couple of months, and he got shot helping someone on the other side they were fighting against, because he was wounded,” said Nolan.
While some may think of this weekend as an extra day off, many took the time out to show homage to those men and women who died for our country.
Ned Garland said, “Today Memorial Day means freedom to me. Its the guys who gave their life. To come out here and pay respect to them a bit. “
“It reminds us. It reminds us to recognize the lives that were given, to give us the freedoms that we enjoy today,” said Ranger Scout Joseph Dorsey.