The Fallen 13, last casualties of America's longest war, honored with memorial garden

City leaders say it's another example of the patriotic spirit that proudly runs through the town of Norco.
NORCO, Calif. (KABC) -- There's a new memorial in Southern California dedicated to remembering the ultimate sacrifice made by several local service members.

In the waning days of America's longest war, they gave everything for their country and they're now being remembered as the Fallen 13.

Four of the Fallen 13 came from Southern California and they'll be remembered with a permanent memorial in Norco.

"It means a lot," said Cheryl Rex. "It shows that we're supported and that our children are not forgotten. Their sacrifices are not forgotten, and that people are very thankful to our boys for what they represent for our country."

The memorial space is on private property, donated by a Norco shopping center.

City leaders say it's another example of the patriotic spirit that proudly runs through the town.

"The volunteerism in Norco is just incredible," said Mayor Greg Newton.

It's those volunteers who made the memorial a reality.

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