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Veterans honor fallen comrades

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 18:58:57-04

A group of Veterans are honoring their fallen comrades.

This morning, six Veterans took part in the fourth annual Road March.

The group walked 12 miles and briefly stopped at the Veterans Memorial Park in Lafayette to pay their respects before continuing their journey.

The Veterans carried 35 pound weights, the American Flag and the National League of Families Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flag.

“It’s just a small token of what we can do to honor those men and women, what they’ve done for us to have the freedom we have in this nation,” said Lovie Moran, an Army Veteran.

Moran and one of his fellow brothers started this annual march and it grew through their Veterans’ group at their church.

“Even though we don’t want the praise or the thanks, we’re just doing it in memory,” said Moran. “We get a lot of support.”

As the Vets inched close to completing their tour, Moran’s wife and kids were standing by, waving flags to support the men.

Lyndsey Moran said it’s important to teach her kids the meaning of Memorial Day.

“It’s not just about barbecues and summer time,” Lyndsey said. “It’s really about the fallen heroes of this country.”

Her husband said, “I just want to thank the men and women that lost a family member, I want to thank the gold star families that lost their loved ones fighting for our nation.”

The Morans’ started a Veterans group and wives of Veterans support group at Our Saviors Church.

If you’re interested in joining, contact Our Savior’s Church.