Ardmore Celebrates Veterans Day

By: Lauren Smith
By: Lauren Smith

"Words can't come to this, you know, it's such an honor that we're remembered on this day because so many are forgotten."

Hundreds of people came out to the Ardmore Veteran's Center Monday morning to show appreciation for all the military men and women who've served our country.

"The best part is seeing this crowd come out...that the people remember with us. That they're with us in it. I think that's what means the most."

Robert Dembski, a Vietnam Army veteran, says he hopes this Day serves as a reminder that the freedom we enjoy is not free.

"A lot of people don't realize how good they have it."

Along with veterans and their family members, Plainview High school students were in attendance and the Ardmore high school band played the national anthem.

"Oh it's an honor. I'm glad people still feel the same way that they used to."

Larry Webb, who served in the air force, says seeing the students taking part in the tribute means a lot to him.

"Seems like they respect more than the older ones sometimes."

Webb says for him the highlight of this day is the pride that comes along with knowing that he is one of the many who have sacrificed...

"Just knowing that I served my country, you know, and that's important... I believe everybody ought to do it."

"Some of us have a harder time coming home than we had in the war. And to know that people care and are there for us, that means more than anything."

Dembski says the community support for our veterans makes him proud to be an American.

"It's nice to be a part of everything. A part of America. America is a great country."

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