ARLINGTON (KRLD) – Several hundred people gathered in Arlington for a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives for our country.

The Memorial Day service was moved inside the chapel at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mayor Robert Cluck told the crowd, of the importance of remembering those who lost their lives serving their country.

“It is our sacred duty to preserve the legacy of these great Americans,” said Mayor Cluck.  “It remains our charge to work for peace and freedom and security.”

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Several dozen former members of the South Vietnamese military, who now live in North Texas, were there to pay honor.  Lt. Mike Doan was among them.

“We all remember the service that American soldiers have sacrificed their lives to come to Vietnam to offer and fight for the freedom of South Vietnam,” said Doan.

Both the U.S. and South Vietnamese national anthems were sung. The service also included a wreath laying and prayers of remembrance.

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