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11/11/04

Veterans Day Observed at Beaufort National Cemetery

Did you thank someone who served our nation today? It's Veterans Day and thousands of people took time out to remember generations of our men and women in uniform.

Many braved the rain to take part in the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery. It's a time to honor the men and women who have served our country.

"I look forward to it every year, and I think about it every day because I've been so fortunate over the years," said veteran Robert Waldrop.

Although Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who served, for many veterans it's a time to reflect. "As time goes on, you remember the good things and try not to remember the bad, but this place represents both," said veteran Millard Morgan.

"It does stir a lot of memories and usually I take a look at the people buried here," added veteran Walt Laban.

As part of the ceremony, a wreath is placed to pay tribute to all the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

"The taps and the echo really gets to me," said Waldrop. "You think of your comrades and so forth. It really affects most of us veterans. There aren't too many of us left now."

So on this Veterans Day, make sure to thank all our veterans for making the sound of freedom resonate in honor of those who have served and continue to serve.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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