Anchorage residents converged on the Delaney Park Strip Monday to honor lost service members, on a day set aside to reflect on the nation’s fallen.

The one-hour Anchorage Remembers event was held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., as the city’s main Memorial Day gathering.

Anchorage residents gathered on the Delaney Park Strip to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. (Credit: Lauren Maxwell/KTVA)

Speakers including Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Air Force Lt. Gen Kenneth Wilsbach, head of the Alaskan Command, addressed the crowd to discuss the meaning of the ultimate sacrifice made by those lost in the line of duty.

After a moment of silence and a presentation of colors by a color guard from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, visitors stood for the national anthem and the Alaska flag song.

Other displays of patriotism were also on hand Monday.

Two chickens painted with American flag colors were spotted in downtown Anchorage on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. (Credit: Lauren Maxwell/KTVA)

Several other Memorial Day events are taking place across Southcentral Alaska during the day.

Lauren Maxwell contributed information to this story.

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