SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Flags flew high at the Maplewood Hollywood Lions Club on Monday.
The community applauded veterans at Monday's Memorial Day service in Sulphur. Everyone was invited to pay tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces.
"We come together as the community of Sulphur and surrounding areas to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms," said Garrit Lawrence, retired Air Force veteran.
Lawrence joined the Air Force in 1979. He served overseas right out of college.
"I was very proud to serve and we lost some guys, but we remember we were fighting for our freedoms," said Lawrence.
This is the Maplewood Hollywood Lions Club's 28th year hosting the Memorial Day service.
"This club is known to say we serve, and by that we mean we serve the community in different facets," said Lawrence.
Balloons were released, representing the name of each fallen veteran in the area. Wreaths and flags were also placed outside for all to see.
Many events took place during the ceremony and one Air Force veteran came for one reason.
"We are here today to honor deceased veterans that gave their ultimate life for this country," said Russell Henry.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a new American flag was raised.