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Around 150 people attend Greenville's Memorial Day event

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Greenville's Memorial Day ceremony was initially supposed to be at Town Common Monday.

It was moved inside to the Willis Building across the street because of rainy weather at the last minute.

However, that did not stop more than 150 people from gathering to honor the fallen.

Passionate speakers and patriotic melodies were a few things community members and veterans alike took in at the Memorial Day service.

Brian MacMenamin and Jim Harris were two Navy veterans in the crowd, knowing all too well the feeling of losing someone from their band of brothers.

"All these guys that fought and died," Harris said. "I have always had that little guilt. That memory of those guys who passed is what I think about a lot."

The memory of those fallen soldiers living on as they were honored at the service.

MacMenamin and Harris said our freedom is their legacy.

"We few, the lucky few, we band of brothers, we who share his blood today, will always be my brother," Harris said.

There are more than 11,000 veterans in Pitt County.


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