Hundreds of people showed up to mourn, support and remember all the lost heroes.
The vigil was a somber event, a sea of people standing united. The emotions were all the same.
"My heart is aching for these families," said Midland pastor Jana Job.
Job said, while there may be lots of questions remaining, that shouldn't be the focus. She says what is important is "what can we do, just right now to be support."
There was plenty of support to go around and Saturday nights vigil.
Standing in support at the vigil were Midland High School JROTC students: Hannah Isbell and Robert Prado. Both students were set to be escorts for the "Show of Support Hunt for Heroes Banquet." It turned out to be a duty they wouldn't get to fulfill.
Prado remembers getting the news of the accident. "Just the look on his face, I knew something was wrong."
"After the event had happened, you could just feel the emotion, it was very very different," said Isbell.
The duos duty now is to remember the veterans for the heroes that they are. They too want to let the world remember what those wounded heroes work means for America.
"I'm really thankful for that," said Prado.
Isbell said with tears in her eyes, "There are no words that can show how much I appreciate them."
Midland Mayor Wes Perry is asking for businesses to lower their flags half-staff until Monday morning, while asking citizens to place flags on their property to show a united front and appreciation for the fallen heroes.