Many Eastern Kentuckians Celebrate Veteran's Day

Officials and community members in Perry County gathered Saturday afternoon to honor fallen soldiers.

Two wreaths were hung by City Hall in Hazard in remembrance of those who fought for freedom.

"We need to recognize all of the comrades because without them, we wouldn't be where we are today," said VFW Post Commander Don Haley.

Haley, who served in Korea himself, says he would like to thank everyone for coming together and supporting the troops.

Many local stores put out their American flags and their sales signs for this Veteran's Day weekend. We ran into some shoppers who say they haven't forgotten what Veteran's Day is all about.

"To me, Veterans Day is a time to show respect and to remember everybody who has helped protect our country and made it into what it is today," said Charla Rubel.

"My brother is actually in the Air Force currently and he served time in Kuwait and my dad is actually 20 years retired in the Air Force so I usually call them up and wish them a happy Veteran's Day," said Kristin Sams.

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