Families visit national cemeteries to remember their heroes

CREATED May 26, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Marjorie Binns didn't shed any tears; she actually smiled.

"It's a blessing to be here," Binns told TODAY'S TMJ4. "We couldn't not come here."
 
Three generations of the Binns family prayed together at Wood National Cemetery to alongside the grave of James Binns, Jr. 
 
Binns, Jr. was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended North Division High School. He enlisted in the army and served during the Vietnam War. He died in 1997 at the age of 49 from complications of an injury he suffered in the war.
 
"He's alive in our lives," Marjorie added.
 
More than 36,000 people are buried at Wood National Cemetery, including veterans from the world wars to Iraq and Afghanistan.