Residents recognize military's sacrifice during Memorial Day service (PHOTOS)

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 03:31 PM.

Greg and Cindi Smith presented a wreath with other Okaloosa Republican Precinct Captains representatives and their 9-year-old granddaughter, Taylor.

Current generations across the country have lost the reason behind Memorial Day, Greg Smith,retired Air Force and current Civil Service, said.

But that's not the case in Okaloosa County, which has a dense military population, Cadle said.

“When I spoke ... about connecting the American people to the American soldier, I’m really not directing that at this community ...

"This community is connected to American soldiers."

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