Large crowd shows support at Ft. McPherson Memorial Day ceremony

MAXWELL, Neb. A lot of people came out to Ft. McPherson in support of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The cemetery was packed, parked cars filled the grounds and lined the road on both sides for a mile outside.

Each grave was already marked with it's personal American flag but people came with flowers, wreaths and crosses to decorate their loved ones' graves.

Lt. General retired Roger Lemeke said, "Well it was far more than I expected for Lincoln County and North Platte to the National Cemetery. I was amazed driving up, wonderful day, and at the pride and patriotism of everybody here. It was just awe inspiring."

The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute and Taps being played on the trumpet.

After the final aircraft fly over, many people stayed around and talked with each other or walked around observing gravestones.