ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Memorial Day service at the Delaney Park Strip honored Alaska's past and present military members and their families.
A special presentation paid tribute to some of Alaska's oldest veterans, like Alfredo Agron, who served in World War II. At 101 years old, his son Gary says he is likely the oldest veteran in Alaska.
"I saw my dad over there, especially during Taps, it became to him, something that he kind of felt touched by and you could see the tear in his eye in the very end, remembering his old friends in the war," said Gary Agron, who has served 31 years in the military himself.
Each WWII veteran was presented a medal for their service and those who never made it home were also remembered.
"There were thousands of soldiers that sacrificed themselves. It's worth remembering them, its worth celebrating them," said Alfredo Agron.
This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Also honored Monday afternoon were the 21 Alaska-based military members who have fallen in the past year.
The ceremony included a presentation of memorial wreaths and the dedication of a new plaque that lists the names of fallen Alaska military since 9/11.