HOBE SOUND, Fla. -- Family, friends and the members of the Banner Lake community gathered at Banner Lake Park on Saturday to dedicate an oak tree and a bench in memory of Sgt. Justin Johnson.
Johnson, who grew up in the Banner Lake community, was killed during an attack at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on June 18th.
"These mementos and memories for the family are just something that can't be duplicated for them. It's a very significant thing. They're going to be able to walk by here and see this tree, the beautiful bench, and it's all in honor of Justin," Jim Kamen, a ride captain at Patriot Guard Riders said.
Several dozen people, including Johnson's step father and mother, gathered at the park for the dedication.