Tributes paid at DFW National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day holiday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

American flags adorn the final resting place of our nation’s heroes buried at DFW National Cemetery.

Red Cross volunteers placed them to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

“You turn the corner to enter here and you will see the tall masts and flags everywhere. It’s just overwhelming,” said Amy Ek, who visited her father who was buried here.

Ek sat with her mother Bonnie, who lost her husband of 55 years.

David Ek served in the Vietnam War.

“I’m just glad people remember him and make the effort to come and see him,” Ek said.

The couple found comfort in sharing memories with another family, who passed out flags.

The three Anaya sisters and their children visited their father and grandfather, Michael Anaya.

“We all miss our father. We wish he was here. So it’s a very sad day for all of us,” sister Kristen Anaya said.

It is a day to remember and reflect, so that memories will endure.

Volunteers from the North Texas Region of the American Red Cross weren’t the only ones placing flags on the headstones.

Some families found keepsakes and flowers left by people they didn’t know who wanted to honor their loved ones.

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