Radford honors veterans killed in combat

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RADFORD (WSLS 10) - People across the country remembered the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

In Radford, 59 crosses covered the ground at Bisset Park for the annual Memorial Day ceremony. They represent the 59 Radford natives who have died in combat.

The men were also honored with a 21-gun salute and patriotic songs from the Radford High School choir.

Organizers paid tribute to Nick Nicholson, who passed away this year. He served in General Patton's army, and was one of the first to launch this Memorial Day service 18 years ago.