ROSWELL, Ga. - It was big turnout in Roswell Monday for the 20th Annual Memorial Day ceremony.
Hundreds gathered at City Hall for the festivities which included guest speakers, a 21 gun salute and a laying of the wreath ceremony; many of those in attendance former service men and women. They recounted their times in the military.
"We were constantly in danger," Vietnam veteran Al Guerrero said. "We were scouts, so we had to go to the front and find the bad guys."
The bittersweet day was one that brought joy and sadness to the veterans.
"It's a hard day because I lost a lot of people over there," Vietnam veteran Skip Greene said. "I come out here and try to tough it out. I'm a lucky one. I came back intact."
The ceremony focused on honoring the men and women who paid the ultimate price.
"Anybody who will go into combat for you and me, that's somebody who is doing something for the country," World War II veteran Art Scarlau said.
Two familiar faces in the crowd, 6th District Congressional candidates Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.