RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Thousands of men and women have given the ultimate sacrifice to capture Osama bin Laden. Now that he is dead, there is a fear of retaliation.
Many are saying it's a great day for the United States of America, but it's also time for us to not let our guard down. In the meantime people are stopping by the Virginia War Memorial today to remember these lives lost in this fight for freedom.
The moments and images from 911 are forever etched in our minds. Thousands of lives lost. Now the mastermind behind it all, Osama bin Laden is dead. And former service men and women are reflecting on all the lives lost.
"Very humbling. It makes you feel more patriotic. It's a warm feeling to know these men and women have given their lives for our country," said Tom Barlow, a retired Sergeant in the 11th Airborne Division. He now works at the Virginia War Memorial.