BOURNE, MASS. (WHDH) - A dedicated group made a 65-mile trek from Boston Common to the National Cemetery in Bourne to honor fallen service members.

The journey is called “Vest Up 4 the Fallen.”

Those who walked this Memorial Day, many of whom were veterans themselves, said though their journey was hard, it paled in comparison to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“We (who) served in the military have been side-by-side with the fallen, said participant Kenneth Kato. “I do it (for) two of my comrades who have been lost downrange. That gives me the purpose to do it.”

This is the third year for the event that was started in 2020 when many memorial day events were being canceled.

“Memorial Day is for the fallen no longer with us,” said Sargeant Hercules Lobo. “They give the ultimate sacrifice for this country and nothing will bring them back but the memory of them, it’s an honor to do it. I did it last year.”

Not everyone finished the journey, but organizers said the trek is nothing compared to what gold star families go through every day.

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