LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- In Liverpool, a parade and ceremony honored the area's many veterans.
Local high school bands marched in the parade and a ceremony held at Johnson Park called attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day as people were asked to turn to the many veterans in attendance and shake their hand, thanking them for their service to this country.
"They're very gracious. I appreciate all the accolades and the praise we received and I don't know if we always deserved it, but I think we did our part," Army veteran Tom Negus said.
Veterans say it is not just their duty, but everyone's duty to pay tribute to this country's service men and women.