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Rose Hill Burial Park was one of several cemeteries paying a special tribute to military men and women on Memorial Day Rose Hill Burial Park was one of several cemeteries paying a special tribute to military men and women on Memorial Day
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Hundreds of Oklahomans joined Americans throughout the country in honoring our fallen heroes.

Rose Hill Burial Park was one of several cemeteries paying a special tribute to military men and women on Memorial Day

"We are out here today to honor the veterans who fought for our country, " said Reagan Allen, a 14- year-old boy scout.

Boy Scout Troop 180, based out of St. Andrews Methodist Church, was proud to serve those who served our country.

"I would just like to say thank you for your service and you know you are the reason our country is free," said Allen.

The deep appreciation for veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice was on display for all visitors Monday. American flags waved in front of gravesites and the sounds of bagpipes filled the cemetery.

"So many people in our country have helped serve and protect our rights," said Arik Cheatle.

To formally honor the fallen soldiers, the Boy Scouts presented a wreath while the Governor's Color Guard featured a tribute to the colors.

"It means a lot to me because my two grandparents they both fought in the war," said 12-year-old Kyle Yeakley.

The young scouts' sentiments were shared by dozens of other families as the names of each soldier was called to attention.

"It's important remembering the people that fought for our country and did important stuff so we can have freedom today," said Landon Simms, another boy scout who participated in the ceremony.

All agreed, it was well-deserved recognition for some of America's finest.

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