The were several Veteran’s Day celebration events throughout the county Wednesday, Nov. 11. A service was held at the Auburn Historical Society, the Russellville Senior Center, the Justice Center, and the American Legion Post 29 Memorial Park. Many veterans and those who honored them came out to support the many sacrifices that were and are being made in the name of freedom.
Representative Martha Jane King attended events speaking about her appreciating for all the veterans who serve and have served.
“We need to stand up for veterans. They are the ones who sacrifice for all of us,” said King.
Also attending the many events on this special day were veterans themselves. From as far back as World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, vets could be seen showing their support for one another and for those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Members of the Logan County ROTC were a large part of the programs held Wednesday. Dressed to the hilt, respectful and very knowledgeable on techniques involving the presentation of colors, raising the flag and standing at attention. It was very noticeable they have dedicated themselves to their country.
It is important to continue honoring veterans because it is a way of acknowledging the sacrifices they have made while serving their country. Without the service of veterans, Americans may not have the freedoms they do today. Throughout the nation’s history, Americans have often found it necessary to go to war in order to preserve basic liberties.
Servicemen and women who serve in wars often undergo great sacrifices. Some are killed in action, and some are badly injured. Even those who leave the military unscathed have had to endure sacrifices such as long separations from their families and putting their personal lives and civilian careers on hold. Honoring these veterans is a way for Americans to offer thanks for their sacrifices.
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