George Larsen has been part of about 30 American Legion Post 113 Memorial Day parades in Elizabethtown.
A U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea, he knows many area residents will spend Memorial Day enjoying a carefree day.
His hope is for residents to remember, at least for a few minutes, those who have served their country or are currently serving.
“Since last Memorial Day, we have had more than 200 veterans in Hardin County alone pass away,’’ Larsen said. “That’s a lot.’’