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American Vets Honored in Savannah

Posted: Nov. 13th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Vets honored

A parade marched through Savannah on Saturday in honor of Veterans Day and those men and women who have served in the many wars that mark U.S. History. An early celebration for the Sunday holiday, the parade attracted young and old and is the first event on a three day calendar for celebrations in the city.

Cheers of appreciation, shouts of thanks, and American flags waving in the wind surrounded veterans and active duty soldiers during the parade.

Private First Class Matthew Barker with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade said while Veterans Day is celebrated once a year he feels the community's support year round.

"I can go back home and if I’m in uniform I have random people come up and shake my hand,” said PFC Barker.

Vietnam Veteran, Retired Sergeant First Class Ralph McDuffy, said he believes the community appreciates veterans and active duty soldiers more today than they did in the past.


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