As expected, Jackson's annual Memorial Day Parade was a hit, and a large portion of the crowd even took the extra time to travel to Mount Evergreen Cemetery for a memorial ceremony.
Samuel Schofield fought for three years in Vietnam; one of the county's most controversial wars: "Basically no one knew why we were there. They said it was to fight communism."
But no matter what your political view on any wars, he wants everyone to take Memorial Day at least, to remember everyone who was lost doing what they thought was best for our country.
"I lost a brother, I lost an uncle; a lot of us have...I'll never forget them. They stay in my heart and my mind," continued Schofield.
He worries sometimes that not enough people observe the day as in past years: "A lot of them in the United States has forgotten what Memorial Day really means."
Admitting, many don't know the reality of men and women lost in war, because for the veterans who have seen the worst horrors, it's tough to talk about: "I's good to talk about it, I realize that, but yet it brings back a lot of pain."
Asking everyone to consider on this day, that for those who have fought for our country and saw our soldiers die, every day is Memorial Day.