VIDEO: Farewell Tribute to a Hometown Hero Who Was KIA

CDLLifer Izzy L. send us this video he made for a Sergeant Shawn Farrell who was killed in action. Izzy said Farrell is a true hometown hero.

Farrell died  on April 28, 2014 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He was 24.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1862, and was originally called Decoration Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have given their lives to serve our country and a day of thanks to those currently fighting for our freedom.

The tradition of Memorial Day is to lay flowers on the graves of those who have given their lives, fly the nation’s flag and thank a veteran or soldier, but also a time for us to remember that freedom doesn’t come free. On this Memorial Day and every other day, we thank you, veterans and soldiers for all the sacrifices you’ve made.

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Video Credit: Izzy Landau

Thanks for sharing, Izzy!