It was an early start to this Memorial Day for some folks in Marquette that took part in the Fourth Annual Warrior Relief Fund Walk.
The walk began at the Lower Harbor where participants were able to purchase t-shirts to recognize fallen service members. The walk then followed the bike path up toward Northern Michigan University.
The event ensures people remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, that people gave their lives for our freedom.
"I just figured I'd come out and support my fellow soldiers," said veteran Michael Donahue. "I was part medically put out of the Army and I wish I was still there. For all my brothers who can't be here, I'm gonna walk for them."
My derby name is Glory Sparks, to honor my patriotism," said one of the walkers. "It is very important to me to honor those who are fighting for our country."
All the money raised through donations and the t-shirt sale go straight to the Warrior Relief Fund.
The fund provides aid to local warriors and their families.