PARIS, TX -- Hundreds filled the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris Monday, honoring our veterans.
One Air Force Veteran explained the price that all military personnel had to pay.
"When you go into the military you sign a check to the government for any amount, up to and including your life," said Air Force Veteran John Brown.
Everyone gathered around the memorial, looking for their family stones and sharing old war stories. Then three skydivers garnered everyone's attention as they came down carrying the POW and American flags.
Several shared what Veteran's Day means to them.
"Veteran's Day to me means that I live in a country, the greatest country in the world, that's free," said Veteran's Memorial attendee Tom Hurst. "I still have my freedom to do what I want to do, I can say what I want to say without consequences."
"It means everything, because we can live in peace," said Paris resident Nancy Logsdon. "We have all of these families that have sacrificed and lost their lives to keep us safe."
Construction on the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial is almost halfway completed, for those that would would like to volunteer, donate or add a families name to the memorial visit www.rrvvm.com.