This weekend, the community will pause as we honor the five fallen military men killed by a gunman last month in our town.
National leaders and military heads will be here as we honor the fallen.
We will never forget the horror or the images or the tragedy. We will never forget the day the global headlines turned left on Lee Highway and sped down Amnicola where five lives and a chunk of our city's innocence were taken in a rain of bullets.
We will never forget, and this weekend's ceremony will leave a tangible marker of the permanent grief.
And that's how it should be.
But this morning we should all remember the anniversary of the greatest day of the Greatest Generation.
Today is the 70th anniversary of Japan announcing its surrender, ending World War II.