Those that defend the red, white, and blue were honored Saturday at Rosa Parks Square in downtown Macon.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon and Macon-Bibb County dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor all who have served, are serving, or will serve in the United States Armed Forces.
They also dedicated a Gold Star Memorial Marker to honor the families whose loved ones died while defending our Freedom.
The late Sgt. Rodney M. Davis was the recipient of the Medal of Honor and his family was there for the dedication.
Davis' brother, Gordan Davis, says he was a brave soldier.
"The grandkids always ask, 'What was my grand daddy like?' You try to tell them what their granddaddy was like, so it's a mixed, bittersweet feeling to accept something like this because you say it's pride, but at the same time it's the hurt of losing a brother," said Davis.
The state of Georgia has about 155 Blue Star Memorial markers, but this makes the first Gold Star Memorial Marker in Georgia.