Lexington residents donned their red, white and blue Saturday and lined the sidewalks of Sunset Boulevard.
Kids waved miniature flags.
People stood with their hands over their hearts.
It was quiet.
It wasn’t a Fourth of July celebration, but it was a show of patriotism.
“I’ve lived in Lexington for 40 years and I’ve never seen this many people at one thing to honor one person,” Joe Williams said.
The hundreds of people were there to pay their respects to fallen soldier 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl of Lexington.
Rawl, 30, was killed in a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan June 20, along with two other South Carolina