Perfecto Sevilla, a Vietnam veteran, says, "I lost a lot of friends out there and it brings back memories to me. I just think of those things and I know what most of the people go through."
Criag Estes, senator for District 30, says, "Every day when we get up, have our breakfast, go to our work or our schools, we're living the American dream these people bought and paid for with their blood."
The Wichita County Veteran's Service Office and DAV hosted a remembrance ceremony at the Wichita County Cemetery.
"To show that even we never forget our lost ones that are here," Sevilla says.
"But we won't forget them and our service to our country," Estes says.
"These veterans, they need to be remembered and recognized their sacrifice, especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice," Sevilla says.
While these brave men may be gone, they're not forgotten, and organizers say they'll continue to keep these veterans' memories alive.
The Patriot Guard Riders held flags and lined the perimeter of the cemetery to show their support.
Organizers placed an American flag at the grave site of each of the 56 veterans at the cemetery.
This was the third year for the ceremony at the county cemetery.
Organizers say they continue to research the histories of those buried there to see if there are any other unknown veterans at the cemetery.
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