Memphis Mayor Wharton, veterans honor fallen soldiers

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and many veterans came together Sunday at the VA Cemetery to remember those who lost their lives serving this country.

Wharton said speaking was the least he could do to honor those who have fallen and those who are continuing to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"If they were willing to place themselves in jeopardy ... the least I can do is to take a break on a holiday and come out and say we have not forgotten," Wharton said, "and we will not forget how valuable your service was to our great nation."

There are several events scheduled around Memphis to celebrate Memorial Day.

A Hero's Ride with around 100 bikers making their way across the country will be in Memphis around 1 p.m. Monday.

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