Memorial Day Celebration Held at Our State's Capitol

It was a somber day of remembrance on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh honoring those who have fallen in the line of duty for our country.

A two-time Purple Heart Medal recipient speaking at the gathering, told onlookers, "Freedom is not something given, it's earned through blood and dedication to country."

Among the veterans, a group of retired Marines who served in Vietnam who say Memorial Day is a time for reflection.