New memorial honors those fallen during War on Terror

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There is now a special memorial for those who have fallen in the war on terror.

    This ceremony honored the memory of all Armed Forces casualties from Arkansas in the Global War on Terrorism.

    To this date, more than 100 Arkansans have paid the ultimate price, giving their life in defense of this great nation.

    We spoke with several family members who lost a loved one in the line of duty. Billy Warren says, "It was a terrible feeling but I knew he was proud to be serving his country. He loved the military and he was proud doing what he thought he should be doing."

    Deborah Johnson says, "As several people talked about today you become more patriotic and you have to come together to support people in times of grief in such a huge event."

    Alexis Johnson remembers her father saying, "My papa said when he first saw me that he thought he would never meet another part of his son but when he met me he was so happy."

    Alexis Johnson said she was only 20 months-old when her father was killed.

    Officials say the goal of this memorial is to keep the legacy of the fallen and to preserve our country's freedom and democracy.

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