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Beaufort National Cemetery holds Veterans Day ceremony

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

It was a special day at the Beaufort National Cemetery Monday as many in the community came together to honor our nation's heroes on Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day is very important to me," said Capt. Joan Queen, Naval Hospital Beaufort Commanding Officer. "I'm in the military and we would not be here and have the freedoms we enjoy today if it weren't for the Veterans, for all of those who went before us and fought in the wars, and who gave their lives too. I'm very appreciative of all the Veterans and everything they do."

"Veterans Day to me is an inspiration. It tells me that America is a wonderful place," said Skeet Von Harten, 2012 Parade Grand Marshal. "Every time someone knows I've served, they say thank you for your service. It means a lot to me and I try to make it my business to tell others thank you for their service."

For many in the crowd, there isn't another place they'd rather be on this important holiday.

"We have lost several of our veterans from our detachment and they are buried here at the National Cemetery. This is a dedication to all our veterans," said Kenneth Hall.

"They put their lives on the line for all of us so it's indicative to us to come and give back something to them. It's just a way of saying thank you," said Elizabeth Santagati.

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