Some armed forces members are gone but their memories are not forgotten. This evening the national guard honored the fallen heroes from the 436th chemical company. In times like these you're more likely to find out about the death of a celebrity than that of a fallen soldier. Soldier Edgar Holguin says it's a fact that sometimes the people closest to him go un-noticed. "the life of a soldier is a lot of sacrifice ans sometimes people forget about the sacrifice we do even our families even our kids. Ceremonies like these serve as another way for the community to remember fallen soldiers by showing the generations that come after them that the brave men and women of the military lived and died for a purpose. Sgt. Adolfo Gonzalez Jr. says, "it's very important to honor these people keep their spirits alive so in the future when people get old they remember that these are the people that stood up and their the one percent that actually wanted to be in the military and assist our country." So they gathered together mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, friends and community members; all holding a balloon and on the balloon a card. and on this card is the name of the soldier, the day they were born and the day they passed away. There hoping that who ever finds the card will e-mail them to tell them what city they found it in. Finally the memories of the soldiers were released into the sunset hoping to land at a destination where their memories might live on. The organizers say some of the balloons in the past have traveled as far as Florida and Missouri.