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Flowers, wreaths, 10,000 pennies: A city remembers

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Memorial Day can mean different things for different people, and to varying degrees, but one thing remains the same: Honoring America's fallen is as important today as ever. Hundreds gathered in Anchorage Monday to honor those servicemen and women who gave their lives in the name of freedom. With photojournalist Mike Nederbrock, Beth Verge reports.

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Memorial Day can mean different things for different people, and to varying degrees, but one thing remains the same: Honoring America's fallen is as important today as ever. Hundreds gathered in Anchorage Monday to honor those servicemen and women who gave their lives in the name of freedom. With photojournalist Mike Nederbrock, Beth Verge reports.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6937809?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Tue, 30 May 2017 06:01:44 +0000 Flowers, wreaths, 10,000 pennies: A city remembers Memorial Day can mean different things for different people, and to varying degrees, but one thing remains the same: Honoring America's fallen is as important today as ever. Hundreds gathered in Anchorage Monday to honor those servicemen and women who gave their lives in the name of freedom. With photojournalist Mike Nederbrock, Beth Verge reports. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6937809?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTUU for so many. mostly young men and women with burning hope of education, happy reunions with loved ones, future careers and dreams of growing old with spouses that raise their children. no matter the miles trekked ... nor the method of travel... it's the memories that are important. mayor ethan berkowitz: we are gathered to remember and to reconsecrate. and that hundreds of people .... are here on memorial day... dan sullivan: the sacrifices we honor today are going to continue. honoring the mothers... fathers... sons and daughters... who gave their lives ... for america's freedom. gunfire. sen. sullivan: just as they were willing to sacrifice so much, so too must we in a less final, less heroic way, be willing to give of ourselves. bagpipe music. whether in downtown anchorage ... or somewhere else ... brett speck, u.s. coast guard: this is their first visit to the cemetery. laying flowers... wreaths... or just quietly pausing to remember the legacy of those who have been lost... speck: it's much more legacy. getting to why this country is as great as it is. these members are the ones who put us in that position. sends a message... loud and clear. god bless. or thousands of them .... for a man on a mission... and armed with 10,000 pennies. zachary rosenka, specialist promotable, u.s. army: i'm putting pennies on the headstones to signify i visited each and every service member. and to make sure they're not forgotten. legend has it this tradition started in america during the vietnam war. rosenka: the penny signifies they visited the grave. a nickel shows they trained together... a dime suggests they served side by side. and a quarter... means the visitor was there when the deceased passed away. rosenka: to be forgotten is worse than death. i know when i pass, i don't want to be forgotten. but however and wherever they pay their respects.... it only matters that they do. even it it's one priceless penny at a time. bugle sounds. beth verge... channel 2 news. this morning, they




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