WOODBURY - Each year, our nation’s soldiers are killed in battle. This Memorial Day, News 12’s Virginia Huie introduces us to three Long Island families with fallen heroes.
Saturday, May 25: Part 1 – Gold Star Ride
A mother's pain deepened by an unfulfilled wish. But an act of kindness by a Long Island veterans group put her on the road to visiting her fallen son.
Sunday, May 26: Part 2 – Call for Justice
Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. was killed in Afghanistan last August. But the young serviceman from Oceanside did not die in combat. Now the Gold Star father is honoring his fallen son's memory with a call for justice.
Monday, May 27: Part 3 – Run for the Fallen
Army 1st. Lt. Joseph Theinert gave his life protecting his platoon from an IED in 2010. See how a Shelter Island man goes the distance to honor his fallen brother.
Monday, May 27: Half-hour special
They were fathers, sons, husbands and brothers. While they were different in many ways, they shared a deep love for their families and their country. News 12's Virginia Huie remembers fallen Long Island servicemen in this half-hour special.