MIAMI (CBS4) -South Florida spent the day honoring fallen heroes this Memorial Day.

The fallen were honored at Griffin Park in North Miami.

Everyone from a us southern command captain to boy scouts participated in the days festivities.

In Hialeah, city officials and the veteran’s affairs board invited everyone to Triangle Park.

“We don’t do this for politics,” said one soldier. “We care about the men the soldier next to you. Doesn’t matter where it is, doesn’t matter where it is.

In Pompano Beach, 6,300 American flags lined federal highway in Pompano Beach, a reminder placed there by the Disabled American’s Gold Coast Chapter.

In Miami Beach. the city, American Legion Post 85 and the VFW Post 3559 honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice by holding a wreath laying ceremony.

In Deerfield Beach, the American Legion Post 287 organized three Memorial Day celebrations at separate locations throughout the city. A motorcade led revelers from one location to the next. A prayer service, wreath ceremony and 21 gun salute capped off festivities honoring service men and women.

“it’s for god and country,” said veteran Jack Murphy.

“there are guys who didn’t come back,” said veteran Ed Hammonds gesturing toward Jack Murphy. “He’s one of the lucky ones”

Comments (4)
  1. Me says:

    Really, there were South Florida events that remembered the fallen yesterday? All I remember in Miami was watching the news how people got shot in South Beach due to hip hop weekend. I went to Miccosukee and no one there spoke a word of English. Driving on the turnpike was like driving amongst people who do not care for their lives or others. Welcome to Miami.

  2. Me2 says:

    Maybe “Me” should have come out to volunteer and attend a ceremony honoring the fallen veterans instead of gambling in a casino and complaining! Better yet, go home to wherever it is you hail from!

  3. Me3 says:

    Don’t you just love how CBS4 gave all the credit to Deerfield Beach American Legion Post 287 when in fact Deerfield Beach American Legion Post 162 WAS THE HOST POST THIS YEAR. Post 287 hosts NEXT YEAR. SHAME ON CBS4 for not giving credit where due!!!!! A lot of time, work, effort and planning go into such ceremonies. Post 162 organized this event with the cooperation of Major Cox – ROTC, Post 287, and Bugles Across America. Both Posts 287 and 162 participated together in the ceremonies. Hey CBS4 good news – you could use the same article next year when Post 287 will host this event!!

  4. Me3 says:

    Yesterday there was a nasty response that has been subsequently erased. My response to you: TJ was Commander last year….ergo my point!!!!!

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