TUNKHANNOCK --The community came together in Wyoming County for a Memorial Day parade and service to honor those who died for our country.
It's a day we honor fallen military men and women, and on this Memorial Day many came out to do just that in Wyoming County. Hundreds of people lined the streets in Tunkhannock as parade marchers went down Tioga Street. No matter the age, those attending the parade understood the importance of this day.
The annual Memorial Day parade has a special meaning for many of the families attending, especially the veterans.
"It really inspires me, I’ll tell you when you see all these, especially the young children. I hope someday that they think about joining the service," said veteran Jack Martin.
A service followed the parade at the county courthouse.
For Private First Class Seth Caines of Tunkhannock, this Memorial Day at home is bittersweet. He's stationed in South Korea and is home on leave.
"Being able to be home for a day like today is an honor because I can honor those that have gone before me and have given the ultimate sacrifice. It's my honor to stand in the spot that they stood in and they have given everything for us," Caines said.
Caines will head back to South Korea when his leave is over. He's happy to spend his first Memorial Day as a service member at home.