"We want them to know that their nation continues onward and ever to be grateful to their loved ones who fell in battle and of course to them who now live and deal with the loneliness of their absence", says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
The congresswoman helped honor several families by giving them a flag that had been flown over our nations capitol.
Parents that lost their children.
"Sean was one of the 12 marines killed when the 253's collided off the coast of Oahu January 14th of 2016", says Donna McGrew.
"Reece was a national guard soldier out of California and drove for the 1114 transportation company and he was killed on Mother's Day May 13th of 2007 by an IED, he left behind his wife, pregnant, so I now have a granddaughter", says Michael Klasno.
Bells rang out for the fallen soldiers that have died this year and Native American dancers came or to honor them.