FOND DU LAC - Dozens gathered to remember seven Vietnam veterans killed inaction buried here at Calvary Cemetery. However, when a plannedflyover didn't pan out, family members say the memorial was still achance to think of those who died for the sake of freedom.
"It's just the thought, the thought and that's what we're herefor is thinking about all of them and all the veterans," saidThomas Hilbert.
Hilbert’s brother-in-law, Richard Timmons, was 20 when hewas killed, and his family says they were happy to see so many paytheir respect.
"He died over in Vietnam, serving his country and being therefor us, for all of us. So we wanted to be here for him and for allof the veterans," said Hilbert.
Four helicopters from Indiana were supposed to hover over thegraves as a tribute, but were grounded in Indiana because offog.
Dave Shaw's brother Tom was a helicopter pilot in the war. Hesays while the thought of the Vietnam War brings back manymemories, it's good to remember those who served.
"For us, it's a long time coming for these guys to get paidtheir respect and their dues and honor for what they did for ourcountry," said Dave Shaw.
Kevin Shaw says even though the helicopters didn't make it, hewas happy to honor his brother.
"A little disappointed, but you know you can't do much about theweather, and the spirit was here," said Kevin Shaw.
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