LEXINGTON (WACH)-- Veterans, families and friends greeted Monday in Lexington by the community and politicians including State Senator Katrina Shealy and State Representative Todd Atwater, thanking them for their service.
Raymond Caughman and his twin brother are veterans of World War II and say it's a day to remember their fallen brothers.
"There are so many people who have died and given their life for this freedom," said Caughman.
The twin brothers were deployed in 1945 together and the 86 year old's served in the Army and were stationed and returned home together.
"It means a lot to us to be recognized and to be respected for what we have done to save this country," adds Caughman.
After returning home the two brothers inspired family and friends.
Raymond's great nephew looked up to his grandfather and uncle for their service and after 9-11 he joined the military.
The 20 year old died serving our country.
This years Memorial Day is closer to the military families heart.
"My brother sacrificed his life so that we could be free, so we're just thankful for my granddad and just establishing that into us," said granddaughter Lisa Caughman.
"I'm proud to know them, I'm proud to still have them in our lives and to be such good role models everyday to us and showing us what it's truly like to have them and to see the sacrifices they made for our family and our country," adds granddaughter Beth Ann Alexander.
The Caughman brothers also joined forces with fellow veterans and released balloons in memory of the soldiers who died fighting for their country.
"I only did what I was supposed to do what I was called to do and what every true American did," adds Caughman