FAIRBANKS- Memorial day was celebrated across the nation today, including several observances here in Fairbanks. Nearly 200 people were present this morning at Veterans Memorial park to pay respect to men and women who have died serving in the U.S. armed forces. During the ceremony, families and Military members spanning several generations placed wreaths at the head of the memorial. Guest speakers addressed the importance of U.S. defense and the tragic cost of war. We'll have more coverage tonight on the Fairbanks Evening News.