Happy Veterans Day!

It is a day to say thank you and a day to remember the brave men and women who protect our freedoms.

Veterans say they look forward to Veterans Day every year but not because they want to be recognized.

They want their friends and family members who served to feel special even if it is just for 24 hours.

No matter what war they served, what their position was, or how long they were enlisted, these men are veterans and deserve recognition.

"I don't know of any veteran that was just well unhappy that he went into service," said Bob Madon, who was Air Force pilot in the Korean War.

These men enjoy veterans day but not for themselves.

"I admire those guys that were in war because they had the courage," said Willis H. Foster, who was an Army mechanic in the Korean War.

Veterans say they appreciate the attention they get on this day every year.

Children from the Hazard school district visited the veterans and prepared a few songs for them.

These men say they would serve our country any time.

"I'm proud to have served my country, and if I were young enough and able enough, I'd do it all over again," said Bev Cotton, who served in the Air Force for 20 years.

They say their patriotism will never fade.

"I'm patriotic towards my country and towards the people of my country," said Cotton.

If young and able again, the veterans would serve our country again and again.

Many of the men mentioned they would not take back their time in the military for anything.


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