There was not a dry eye in the room as a group of motorcycle riders, The Tribute to American Fallen Solider's Procession presented the Titus family with a gold star honor in memorial of their son, Brandon Titus.
"We say never forgotten, but people do, and they slip away. This is a way to know, never forgotten," said Debi Titus, Brandon's mom. "Brandon was killed in 2004, 12 years ago, and sometimes it feels like 12 minutes, 12 hours, 12 days, 12 months, 12 years, it's very hard."
Brandon's Mother said Brandon was an all-American boy. He played baseball, football, and eventually wanted to become a teacher, but everything changed on September 11th, 2001.
"He never wanted any American to ever endure what we endured on that day. It was the turning point of his life," said Debi.
Brandon, an Army specialist, and machine gun team leader was killed August 17th, 2004. He was just 20-years-old.
"My son was killed by an IED in Sadr City," explained Debi.
Now, as a memorial torch is escorted all the way to Arlington National Cemetery, his family finds peace that his memory will continue burning bright.