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Eugene Sara Detachment Honors Veterans

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While many people are taking the long weekend to enjoy the weather, local Marines are brushing up on their firing skills for memorial day. It's an opportunity for these soldiers to do what they love while commemorating those they respect.

"I think it's important for us to always remember and never forget. And to honor those that gave all. And we all had our own experiences and we were able to come home and come back to our family but not everybody did," says Daniel Taylor, Commandant of the Eugene Sara Detachment.

The Eugene Sara Detachment has been tasked with firing details this Memorial Day, something like requires a little practice.

"It's a big big issue for us to make sure that we rehearse and that we look good and that we're professional," says Taylor.

And aiming for perfection is typical for Marines of any age.

"Even though, we're a little bit up on age. You know, we're not quite as snappy as we used to be. We want to try to make it look as good as possible," says James Borner, Chaplain of the Eugene Sara Detachment.

But for these guys, staying true to the meaning of Memorial Day is what's important to them.

Borner says, "it seems to me we're kind of drifting away from the real meaning of what memorial day is. Because, like I said, you can hear just about any place, barbecues, going fishing, this kind of thing. But these people made real sacrifices. That's why we're able to stand here right now."

The camaraderie is truly special for these Marines.

"Even though I did a career in the Marine Corps, I like to continue getting together with guys, fellow Marines, that have served," says Taylor.

To be a part of the services this Memorial Day, visit Riverside Cemetery Monday at 8:00 am, Mountview Cemetery at 9:45 am, and Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery at noon.

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