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Hundreds gather for "Warrior Walk"

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

Hundreds of people gathered in Lakeland on Saturday morning, to remember, and honor, the men and women who lost their lives fighting the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

More than 5,200 hundred Americans have died fighting in "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and "Operation Enduring Freedom."

Saturday's "Warrior Walk" remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The somber service began with a ceremony on the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, and ended with a walk around Lake Hollingsworth.

Chris Fortin, who attended the event, told us it's all about remembering the price of freedom.

"It's a way of saying these guys are why you are living, they are why you can get mad if you are late to work, they are the reason why you have a family, they are the people behind us, and they're local," Fortin said.

Polk County's fourth annual "Warrior Walk" was sponsored by the Fox 13 Careforce.

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