North Texans honor fallen military members on Memorial Day

About 10,000 family members and friends gathered at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday for a sacred hour to honor U.S. military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Empty chairs for each branch of service held roses. Those roses symbolized a service member who died during active duty and was buried at the cemetery.

Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commander of Fort Hood, talked about the need to always honor the fallen.

A wreath and the American flag were placed at the event to honor members of the military buried at the cemetery.

People also gathered in Fort Worth to pay their respects Monday morning.

A service was held at the Laurel Land Funeral Home and Memorial Park, where hundreds of veterans have been laid to rest.

That service also included music from the Fort Worth City Band and Fort Worth Scottish Rite Pipes and Drums.

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