Honoring The Fallen

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Updated: Tue, 27 May 2014 10:29:45 EST

It's a day a to pay tribute and remember those who died in the line of duty.

The National Anthem opens the ceremony.

A white daisy and carnation filled wreath is placed in front of three memorial monuments engraved with names on them.

Roses are placed with a salute from a fellow officer near the monument at the sound of a bell to remember each officer individually.

Mayor Robert Reichert says it's the right time to commemorate the fallen and those who serve the community everyday.

"It's a time not only to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty but to pay respect to and renew our commitment to those who continue to serve us," Reichert said.

Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says the city of Macon will never forget those who sacrificed their lives.

"We celebrate them today and it reminds us that those who are out on the battlefield, on the front lines that this community will not forget," Riggins said.

Family members who survived are recognized for the sacrifice they made by losing a loved one in service to others. 

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis honors the families with a statement of appreciation for allowing their loved ones to serve.

"We remember today and everyday the spouses, the children and the loved ones of our fallen," Davis said.

A bagpipe version of Amazing Grace and a helicopter fly over put the final mark on the day.

The Peace Officers Memorial is located in the median along Mulberry Street at Second Street in Downtown Macon.

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