Remembering Heroes

, Posted: Mon, May 28 2012 at 3:57 PM, Updated: Mon, May 28 2012 at 4:09 PM

People in Klamath Falls took time out today to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.

91 year old Max 'Doc' Denning was an Army Air Corps radio operator in World War II...and grand marshal of the Klamath Falls Memorial Day Parade.

"I remember it called 'Decoration Day'.  My dad and mom were always cognizant of the fact, my grandfather fought in the civil war."

Hundreds lined Main Street for the Memorial Day Parade, which was followed by a ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park.  Bill Anderson noted that the day provided an opportunity to remember heroes no longer with us...

"My uncle - my uncle Eddie Anderson, and Morgan Ellis.  They passed away during the war."

'Doc' Denning adds:  "All the guys that i knew that didn't come home.  Names are kind of faded, but I remember them."

The day also held reminders that those who died fighting for our freedom did not die in vain.

"It means to honor all the veterans that keep this country free - and just enjoying life."  Adds Bill Anderson.

'Doc' Denning says his experience as grand marshal will be one of those enjoyable memories...

"I'm sure that there are a lot more people that are more deserving of this than I am, but I am truly honored."

Service clubs in Klamath Falls kept another Memorial Day tradition going, as the American Legion, VFW, and Leatherneck clubs opened their doors to the general public for lunch.

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