By: Kylen Mills
They put their lives on the line for our country. Saturday some Quad Citians gathered at the Hero Street Memorial in East Moline to recognize area veterans .
Several veterans, local officials and special guest First Army Commander Lt. General Michael S. Tucker spoke at the ceremony Saturday morning. About the sacrifice of our veterans and current military members.
They also placed a wreath on the memorial as a way of remembering the lives lost.
"There are 33,000 veterans in the Quad City area alone, I think we owe them our appreciation for the service and sacrifice they've provided on behalf of their country," said Tucker.