HENDERSON - At Audubon State Park in Henderson, the Memorial Day weekend was filled with families and friends celebrating and honoring those who serve.
Camper Greg Harden says, "The ones who protect us and it's just a great way to honor them and keep them dear to our hearts."
Harden has been camping at Audubon for decades. It's a generational celebration full of family and memories.
"Mom and dad started coming here first and brought me along and now I'm still coming down and bringing mine along and now the grandson's with us."
And the kids had plenty of memorial day fun with a parade through the park's camp ground. Something naturalists at Audubon say is dear to them.
Jackie Crowley, a naturalist at the park says, "You want to see my heart smile? This is the 7th year that we've done the camp ground parades."
It's a tradition that appears to be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
But what about Sunday's heat? It's something the park takes seriously.
"Anytime we're out in the heat we caution parents to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate," says Crowley. "We try not to be out in the sun itself. We try to get in the shade."