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For many here in the Wiregrass the day was set aside to remember the fallen but for others it was a chance to get out and enjoy time with family.
For many here in the wiregrass the day was set aside to remember the fallen, but for others it was a chance to get out and enjoy time with family.

"To have a day when you don't have to worry about going into work or actually having a sport to coach you can spend time with your kids and do things like walking and shop and cook a little bit," said Janasky Fleming.

"We’re going to go back home and have a cookout,” said Teral Wadsworth. “Spend time with kids and grandbabies and have a good memorial day."

Some people even traveled from Georgia just to get in on some Wiregrass fun.

"We wanted to look for something fun to do with them, so we chose this one,” said Kierssis Ambert who enjoyed the day at Adventureland.

The high temperature reached almost 90 degrees, but that didn’t stop people from spending the day at the park.

"We went to the mall a little bit and kind of looked at the sidewalk sales and we decided to come out here and take a walk around west gate,” said Janasky Fleming. “She plays soccer out here so it was pretty fun for her to see the soccer fields but she wasn't quite aware that it's going to be 90 degrees so we've been getting a good workout in."

Although the day was spent doing fun activities, people did not forget how significant a day like today is.

"We got up with saying prayers and thank you and then we went over to sunset memorial park where they paid tribute to veterans and our fallen heroes,” said Alfred Alexander. “Then we walked the cemetery over at sunset memorial and we laid flowers on the crosses there on the field."

Some people wanted to send a thank you to the people who allowed them to have the day off.

"I’m very proud of the United States Marine Corps and all branches of the service and I want to thank each and every one of you for your service and keeping our country free," said Teral Wadsworth.
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