Memorial day is a time of remembrance. The fallen brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, those most dear to us are honored on the hallowed grounds throughout the United States. Along with honoring the lives lost, we celebrate those still with us today and those serving at this time.

Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery, friends and family gathered to pay tribute to those who have served in the military ranks.

"We are here to honor our soldiers. They chose to fight not because they had to, but because they were will to lay their lives on the altar for freedom, liberty, and hope," said Conway Mayor Tab Townsell.

Alongside Mayor Townsell were State Sen. Jason Rapert and other distinguished guests, but the day was to spotlight the soldiers. This tribute was achieved by a firing squad from the local VFW, who are volunteers and active VFW members in the Conway community.