This holiday weekend has many people thinking of our men and women fighting overseas but every day is Memorial Day for those thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones due to war.
Sunday both men and women who have served in the past and continue to do so today were honored at a service at the War Memorial.
First Baptist Church hosted the event that included a message and the singing of patriotic songs. For some it was the chance to pay tribute to fallen friends who fought so bravely for our country.
"It's almost hallowed ground to me. There's so many names of people out here that one way or another I've come across over the years. I've lived in Lubbock since 1934 and I see a lot of names I'm familiar with. Some of them are gone and some are still here," says Gale Hudson, a veteran.
The ceremony has become a tradition for First Baptist who has hosted the event for the past several years.