Two new memorial walls are unveiled to honor those who fought in the Vietnam and Korean wars. YNN's Cara Thomas has more on the new memorial at Freedom Park in Camden.
CAMDEN, N.Y. -- "You were so brave, you were so young. But you never once questioned the job to be done," sang one man, who wrote a song in honor of the men and women who died while at war.
Private First Class Nicholas Jonquil was only 21 when he was killed by a mine field.
"My grandmother told me about how she had a dream about a box coming and the next day, his medals came in the mail," said Debra Jonquil, PFC Nicholas Jonquil's niece.
Jonquil's death isn't a fresh wound for his family. He died about 60 years ago during the Korean War.
On Sunday, memorial walls for the Vietnam and Korean Wars were revealed at Freedom Park in Camden.
"We've been waiting for something like this, we really have," says Nick Jonquil, PFC Jonquil's nephew.
More than 100 names of people who fought and died for our country are engraved on the walls. There were 70 names from the Vietnam War, and 34 names from the Korean War.
"We don't want to forget about what they have given. They've given their biggest sacrifice, their lives, for their country. So really that's why we're here today is to honor those people and their families," said James McIntyre, a volunteer who helped with Freedom Park.
Family members said they've grown to accept the deaths of their loved ones, but they often wonder what could have been.
Joseph Mahar, the brother of a fallen Korean War soldier, said, "How many nieces and nephews would have been derived if he had stayed alive? I don't know. What would he have done in life? I have no idea. And that goes to not only the 116 here, but the thousands that have gone."
While there are so many questions these families will never have the answer to, one thing they can be sure of is their fallen soldiers' names will be displayed in Freedom Park forever.
About a dozen names of soldiers who fought in the Afghanistan and Iraq War are also displayed at Freedom Park.
Hundreds of hours of research were done to ensure the accuracy of the names. More than $60,000 was raised to create the memorials.