SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Memorial Day service was held on Monday in Sullivan to commemorate lost loved ones.

The VFW Post 2459 put on their annual Sullivan County Memorial Day Ceremony that included speeches, a 21-gun salute, and the traditional playing of Taps with the Sullivan County Honor Guard in attendance.

“The importance of Memorial Day couldn’t be overstated. Remembering the individuals that lost their lives and sacrificed their lives so that we could be here and have cookouts and the freedoms and the liberties that we have today. It’s just so important to remember those sacrifices,” said Evan Hamilton, Vice Commander of VFW 2459 and emcee of this year’s event.

The event took place at 10:00 a.m. at the southwest corner of Sullivan’s Square.