Nightly News | May 28, 2012
>>> around the rest of the country, parades and tributes to the country's fallen service men and women this memorial day . that was the case in downer's grove, illinois , and nbc's kevin tibbles was there.
>> on main streets in small towns and big cities , they marched. in honor of those who have served, in remembrnls of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
>> and lining the sidewalks, those old enough to remember and those who are not. for them, today is a day of learning.
>> i think it's very important to impress upon them the sacrifices that other people make for the freedoms and the privileges that we enjoy here in the united states .
>> it's important to know your history.
>> in the nation's capital, the president paid tribute otthe toumb of the unknown soldier. in mt. vernon, new york, an honor guard salute and candles. in philadelphia, a ceremony for the nation's african-american veterans.
>> let us always love and respect the warier doing his or her job on behalf of the united states of america .
>> in downer's grove, illinois , the names of local war dead read aloud.
>> tom gilbert .
>> including four who lost their lives in iraq and afghanistan. even on a hot, balmy monday in each andarve community across this nation, young and old stood together as the buglers played.
>> it's the hardest 24 notes in music that i have ever had to play.
>> because of themotion?
>> yes, sir.
>> taking time to reflect, remember, and say thank you. kevin tibbles, nbc news, downer's grove, illinois .