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Military family places 500 flags to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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Military family places 500 flags to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Military family places 500 flags to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Tributes for Memorial Day can be seen all over the country to pay respects to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In WNY, one military mother is making sure her son is never forgotten.

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GOOD EVENING - ANDGREAT TO HAVE YOUWITH US AS WE KICKOFF A NEW WEEK.TODAY - THE NATION --PAYING ITS RESPECTSTO THE MEN ANDWOMEN WHO MADETHE ULTIMATESACRIFICE FOR THEIRCOUNTRY.TRIBUTES COULD BESEEN ALL OVER THECOUNTRY... AND MANYWERE ON DISPLAYRIGHT HERE INWESTERN NEW YORK.AND TONIGHT - ONEMILITARY MOTHER --MAKING SURE HERBRAVE SON IS NEVERFORGOTTEN.REPORTER TAYLOREPPS LEADS US OFFON THIS MEMORIALDAY.ON THIS SPECIAL DAY,MANY MILITARYFAMILIES COMEHERE..TO THEVETERANS FIELD OFVALOR TO REMEMBERTHEIR HEROES.IT'S A SPECIALTRADITION FOR JOYCRUZ AND HERGRANDCHILDREN.BELLA "SO THEY CANREMEMBER THEIRFAMILIES AT HOME."AND IT MEANS A LOTTO THISFAMILY...BELLA'S MOMIS CURRENTLYSERVING IN THE AIRFORCE, HELPING WITHCOVID-19 RELIEF.BELLA"AND WHAT DOESSHE DO IN THE AIRFORCE?

HELP PEOPLENOT HAVE THESICKNESS ANYMORE."JOY "MY GRANDFATHERZYGMA WAS IN WW2,FOLLOWED BY MYBROTHER PAUL WAS INTHE NAVY, MYBROTHER STEVEN WASIN THE NAVY, WE HAVEEVERY BRANCH."THEY STOP BY THEFIELD OF VALOR TOREMEMBER HER SONZYGMUND JOHNSON,WHO PASSED AWAYAFTER HIS SERVICE INTHE NAVY.JOY "SO JUSTTEACHING THESE GUYSTHE VALUES ANDTRADITIONS THAT THEYCAN LIVE ON."BUT WHEN CRUZSTOPPED BY LAKESIDECEMETERY OVER THEWEEKEND SHENOTICED THERE WERENO FLAGS.."I DON'T KNOW IFTHERE WAS ASHORTAGE OR IF THEYCOULDN'T GET OUTAND DO IT IN TIMEBECAUSE OF CORONA,I'M JUST NOT SURE."SO SHE MADE A QUICKTRIP TO THE STORE..JOE "SO SATURDAYMORNING WE GOT UPAND PLACED 500 FLAGSON EVERY STONEHERE."IT TOOK THEM TWOHOURS TO PLACETHEM ALL..BUT CRUZSAYS IT'S SOMETHINGSHE HAD TO DO.CRUZ "I JUSTCOULDN'T.

CHOKESUP MY GRANDFATHERWAS IN THE WAR..IJUST COULDN'T.

IN MYHEART I JUST COULDN'TWALK AWAY."BELLA "EVERY TIME WEPUT A FLAG UP,PEOPLE WERE DRIVINGOVER HERE ANDSEEING THAND VERYHERO..JOY "IT DOESED TO MAKESURE EVEYRONE WHOCOULDN'TGET NE HAD AFLAG."JOY "EVEN THOUGHOUR MILURE THEY ARENOT FORGOTTEN.




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