Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Northlanders gathered at the Korean War Memorial on Friday to pay tribute to those who have served our country.
Veterans and families of vets held moments of silence, prayed, and sang songs honoring America's brave soldiers.
Organizers say while it's important to honor those who have served and are still here, it's equally as important to pay tribute to those who are no longer with us... like the many soldiers who marched down Superior Street in August of 1950.
"Of the 227 men that marched down Superior Street there are very few of us left, we are all in our 80's. But we were instrumental, I believe in 19- or 2002 in starting the monument, and we maintain it, we lay the bricks," said Fred Peterson of the "B" Co. Marines.
Spokespeople said they aren't glorifying war but rather celebrating the freedoms we have because of the sacrifices others made.