Yuma, AZ- Family members and members of the Yuma border patrol sector gather to honor fallen heroes.
It was a day of Remembrance at the Yuma Sector Border Patrol headquarters Thursday Morning. Border patrol agents and family members took time to take part in a special memorial service to honor fallen officers.
Hundreds of border patrol agents and family members gathered at the memorial and say ceremonies like this one help them remember and keep their memory alive.
Netty Clark lost her husband and says it is outstanding to take time to remember our fallen heroes and to pay tribute to them for the ultimate sacrifice they have done for our country, and we should all never forget.
There was a wreath ceremony a gun salute, then the names of fallen officers were read out loud and pictures of the fallen were displayed for all to see. Officers observed a moment of silence and took time remember their fellow fallen border patrol agents. U.S. supervisory Border Patrol agent Enrique Zarate says, "It is really important for us to honor the sacrifices done by many men and women. It was an ultimate devotion to their country and the sacrifice they gave to protect the American home land."
Every year the Yuma border patrol sector honors their fallen heroes with a special memorial. They say it really does give families some relief and are glad to take time to remember.
Agents say this is not only important for them but for all to remember the sacrifices officers make each and every day to protect us.