VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Heroes who have given their lives in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 were honored Thursday in a bell tolling ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
Ninety-four Joint Expeditionary Base fallen heroes were remembered in Thursday’s ceremony.
The bell ringing, which was not open to the public, was held in recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.
“The list is sadly very long, but that just tells you the cost and price that we have to pay,” said Captain Joey Frantzen, a Commanding Officer JEB Little Creek Fort Story. “Memorial Day is about who’ve given their life so that we can enjoy those freedoms. We need to remember that Memorial Day is about memorializing and remembering them and their sacrifices as we go forward as a nation.”