(KHNL) -- Nearly 100 people gathered at Schofield Barracks for a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony.
The 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii honored their fallen comrades.
"It has been said that for our nation to be successful, its people must be willing to serve and for 230 years, our soldiers have done just that," said Col. Howard Killian, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii.
After the ceremony, some people visited loved ones who are buried at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.
"My father served in World War II and the Korean War," said Haz Anguay.
Anguay is remembering his dad, James, who died three years ago.
"My father was strict but he was also a loving man," said Anguay.
Anguay followed in his dad's footsteps.
He spent the last 16 years in the Army Reserves.
Other families spent the day teaching the younger ones the meaning of this holiday and the importance of those in the military.
"They fight bad guys," said 4-year-old Austin Evans.
This ceremony is reminding everyone to reflect, honor and give thanks to those who have defended our country.
Since the beginning of the war on terrorism, 28 soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division have died.