Liberty Park annual Memorial Day picnic
IT’S A SOMBER, REFLECTIVE DAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BACK HERE IN SPOKANE, VETERANS MARKED MEMORIAL DAY WITH AN ANNUAL PICNIC AT LIBERTY PARK. KXLY 4’S BRITTANY PARIS WORKING FOR YOU. ON WHAT THIS DAY MEANS TO THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM. Brittany Paris, @BrittanyKXLY : This Memorial Day picnic is in its 15th year. Every year, veterans and their families come here to Liberty Park to remeber their service and those they served with. LIVE MUSIC NATSW11 22 GOOD FOOD. AND GREAT WEATHER. MEMORIAL DAY MAY BE THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER, BUT FOR LOCAL VETERANS THIS ANNUAL PICNIC MEANS SO MUCH MORE. Michael Zorn, Picnic Organizer : Just to remember the people and what they’ve given. FOR PICNIC ORGANIZER MICHAEL
ZORN WITH POINT MAN MINISTRIES, NATS: : We’re remembering every one of em that did not come home. EVERY DAY IS MEMORIAL DAY. : I have five folded flags in my home. BUTT TO : My son died in 2008 and he was a United States Marine. ZORN HIMSELF SERVED IN VIETNAM. : I served in the 167 Signal Company from 68-69. AFTER COMING HOME TO AN UNWARM WELCOME. THIS PICNIC IS TO ENSURE THAT’S NOT THE THE CASE FOR OTHER VETERANS. Michael Carroll, Veteran : It’s also to honor the fallen that have passed before us and have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for our freedoms that we all live and appreciate. IRAQ WAR VETERAN MICHAEL CARROLL WAS DEPLOYED IN 2003. AND DISCHARGED JUST TWO YEARS LATER. CARROLL : I was a heat stroke casualty over in Iraq. I was cooked internally. NOW, HE’S GIVING BACK. WORKING TO ENSURE OTHER VETERANS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED. AND TODAY, HE’S REMEMBERING. WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. CARROLL : When we do Memorial Day it’s to remember those great men and women that have given that ultimate sacrifice so that we’re able to just go on. I’M BRITTANY PARIS, KXLY 4 NEWS.