Tonight, on News 19 at 9, I’m Lindsey Smith. In 1954, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower signed Veterans Day into law. Countless individuals have dedicated their lives to the military, defending the American people.
Several communities in the Tennessee Valley use November 11th to show their gratitude for those who make freedom possible. News 19’s Darrell Birt takes us to one Veterans Day event in Guntersville. Veterans Day is a time to honor the many who made incredible sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy nationwide. We pay tribute to all the courageous individuals who bravely served. The community of Guntersville is proud to honor the veterans. “We would do it for all these veterans out here, regardless of age.
If they were called, they would go,” says one attendee. Former and current members of the service, along with the community, gathered in unity to express gratitude to those who risked their lives for the American people. Hosted by the American Legion, the Veterans Day event in Guntersville was filled with emotion as people reflected on the sacrifices made to ensure freedom.
Veterans like Jimmy Seager emphasize that November 11th is also about recognizing the families of service members. “One thing we don’t want to forget is that a lot of these people who serve have wives and families at home while deployed, and they make a big sacrifice,” says Seager. Seeger believes that this day is an opportunity for the country to come together and honor those who have served in the past, as well as those who continue to serve. U.S. Army Sergeant Major Holly Burke expresses gratitude and admiration for the veterans who have paved the way for military careers. “It means a lot to celebrate our veterans and what they have done for our country.
I just hope that I can make them proud. They truly have laid the foundation for who I am and where I am today in Guntersville,” says Burke. This is Darryl Burke, reporting for News 19..