Memorial Day at Sunrise Funeral Home

Updated: 05/26/2014 3:24 PM
Created: 05/26/2014 3:10 PM

Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, and the more current conflicts in the Middle East each spoke about the importance of remembering the fallen.

Over 100 people gathered at Sunrise Funeral Home on Monday morning, to listen and pay their respects. This is one of the larger services in the Northland.

Col. Penny Dieryck, of the 148th Fighter Wing, asked for a moment of silence, to honor the 316 men and women from Minnesota, who've given their lives since September 11th, 2001.

Eyewitness News met a veteran from the war in Iraq, who said he felt it was important for he and his family to attend.  Tony Schilling disarmed bombs during two tours, and has lost friends in the war.

"I have a lot of friends, who are no longer with us anymore. They're spread out, and I can't make it to all of the services. So I figured this one, right here, would be a good place to remember them all," Schilling said.

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