Visitors from Lubbock and across the South Plains came out to pay tribute to those who have died while serving our country on Monday.
Services were held at Resthaven, Carillon Lifecare and the Lubbock City Cemetery.
Henry Crawford is History Curator at the Texas Tech Museum and a history re-enactor.
"We have to remember and acknowledge the people who served our country so that we have the ability and the freedom to say what we want to say, and think how we want to think," Crawford said.
Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to honor the union soldiers who died, but by the 1900s it was expanded as a way to honor all Americans who have given their lives in war.
"Memorial Day to me means we reach back in our minds and remember those of our loved ones, friends, our neighbors that fought for our country, all the way back to the Civil War. I had a grand-daddy who fought in the Civil War for what he thought was right. And I cherish that," C.L. "Chuck" Fisher said.
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