Hundreds of people gathered on Memorial Day at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg to honor the men and woman who died while serving the in the armed forces.
Amidst the ceremony were tributes and speeches. People gathered to remember and salute those lost.
Bill Moore was at Monday's ceremony.
He said, "Everybody should be here."
For Moore, this is a solemn day. He served in the Marines, as did his two sons and two brother-in-laws.
"A lot of Americans don't even think about it. They should. Because you wouldn't be going to a picnic today without those kids doing their jobs," Moore said.
So today, he passes the reverences in which he holds this day to a kid and his grandson.
For 9-year-old Nick Savarese, Memorial Day is special.
"It means a lot because most of my family has been into wars," Nick said. "It makes me feel sad because my Uncle Mickey died and got a couple of purple hearts in the war."
Someday the torch may move to his generation. Nick said, he, like his grandfather will serve in the marines.