DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - On Memorial Day in South Florida, three communities paused and came together to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
In the town of Davie, the Boy Scouts of America paraded through the streets as residents cheered them along, Monday.
“My grandfather served in World War II, so it means a lot to us, and my son is in the army reserves,” said Tammy Taylor. “We are very patriotic when it comes to Memorial [Day] and Fourth of July.”
At Veterans Park in Coral Springs, the city worked together with the Veterans Coalition, as they performed a touching presentation of colors.
“It means that the people should recognize the people who served our country and really understand what it means, how we take care of our country,” said Vietnam Veteran Frank Lacotta.
For many families, Memorial Day is very personal, like for the family of Sgt. LeDavid Johnson. The green beret was killed in action back in 2017.
“He loved kids, he loved doing things for people,” said Richshawnda Johnson, sister to Johnson. “He had a big heart.”
His memory was part of a special tribute, which was held Monday in Miami Gardens.
“LeDavid Johnson was one of our kids in our community,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris.
A similar scene was also experienced at Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale where the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds performed for participants.
There was also many other touching tributes at Woodlawn Park Cemetery near Coral Gables and North Miami Beach.
These communities, as well as others across South Florida, organized these displays of love and respect to honor those that gave their lives.
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