CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - The Corning American Legion held their annual remembrance recognition of Memorial Day.

The Legion holds events twice a year commemorating those who have served our country.

Russell Miller, the Post Commander of the Corning American Legion Post 746 says that the lesson from today is that the U.S. needs to be as unified as possible.

"The message in my mind is, I think, lost on a lot of people nowadays is that we are one nation, we need to be unified as much as possible," said Miller. All of the people that lost their lives fighting for this nation and their sacrifice will be completely nullified if we don't learn to live together and work together."

The legion will hold their next event in November for Veterans Day.