ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Hundreds of veterans, active military members, and family of lost loved ones marched a 10K in Orchard Park on Saturday in memory of New York State soldiers killed in action.
The second annual Memorial March, which goes through Chestnut Ridge Park, brings neighbors together for a good cause, but it's not easy.
The marchers are carrying heavy loads of canned goods on their back.
All along the way, they confront pictures of New York soldiers who have died since 9/11.
The organizer of the event, Jason Jaskula, lost his best friend Chris Dill in Iraq in 2005.
He told Saturday's participants to remember that the soldiers in those pictures were their "battle buddies."