Veterans and Their Families Attend Memorial Service at Iwo Jima Reunion on Sunday

On Sunday, veterans and their families attended the Memorial Service, the last event of this year's Iwo Jima/World War 2 Reunion at the Wellington.

The church service was held at 9 am and lasted for nearly an hour.

Event-goers heard sermons before a flag-folding ceremony concluded the service.

The reunion sees fewer and fewer survivors left each year.

But Nancy Craft says she still attends the service to remember those who served in the war such as her father, who died several years ago.

"I loved it. It was such a reminder of those that have gone ahead of us. And it reminded me of my father who died several years ago. And this meant so much to us and the service reminded me also of all the things that they fought for, saved us from. I'd forgotten about that," says Nancy Craft, whose father served in the battle. 

The memorial service capped off the three-day event, and organizers have already set the dates for next year's reunion -- February 16 to 18.

 

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