Central Florida remembers fallen troops

Area gatherings honor troops on Memorial Day

Published On: May 27 2013 12:47:03 PM EDT   Updated On: May 27 2013 01:43:36 PM EDT
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SANFORD, Fla. -

Hundreds showed up to Veterans Memorial Park in Sanford on Memorial Day to remember and honor fallen troops.

The event was hosted by a Korean War veteran and historian and featured Uncle Sam, Korean dancers, a 21-gun salute and a helicopter flyover.

Later, the city presented 150 Korean War veterans with certificates of appreciation.  This year marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Elsewhere in Central Florida, other cities held their own memorial services to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.

In Oviedo, 374 crosses were placed on the lawn of the Lawton House to commemorate all of the Floridian troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

In Brevard, the city of Cocoa had its annual Memorial Day celebration at Riverfront Park.

Volusia had a Memorial Day walk on Beach Street in Daytona Beach.