More than 40 individuals were asked to keep the story of the Halifax War Memorial alive when they attended a communitywide Memorial Day Service at the War Memorial in Halifax on Sunday. Pointing to the book of Joshua for scripture, guest speaker Rev. Frank Carr told the story of Israelites going to Jordan where Joshua set up 12 stones.Just as he had carried on the story of those stones, Carr asked those in attendance to carry on the stories of the men and women who scarified their life for our freedom. “Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t be able to be here today,” said Carr. Rev. Bill Wilkins offered welcoming remarks and led the crowd in singing God Bless America while William Stephens offered a prayer for veterans and Odie Lewis offered a prayer for our nation. The ceremony ended with a gun salute by the American Legion Post 99 Honor Guard and the laying of a wreath at the Halifax War Memorial.