SAN ANTONIO -- It's a day for remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. And for some retired military service members, it's a day spent relaxing...at the gun range.
Peter Nyberg put his sights on the gun range with his son and granddaughter and the SKS rifle he picked up off the battlefield in Vietnam.
Nyberg remembers his friends who didn't come home, and those who came home to controversy.
"The veterans are just somebody that nobody appreciates until they're really needed," he said. "And then they only appreciated as long as they can stand the killing. Unfortunately, killing is part of what we do."
In the office of the Bullet Hole Shooting Range, Herb Snook was busy at work.
Retired from 22 years in the Air Force, Snook says Memorial Day always begins with thoughts of service members who paid the price for freedom.
Snook says what better way is there to honor freedom, bought and paid for, than by helping others exercise their second amendment right.
"For me, it's a special day in my heart," he said. "I'm still here working, yes, but I still remember all my comrades. This is a special day for us to do that."