NEGAUNEE, Mich (WZMQ) – Happy Veterans Day to those who served and sacrificed so much for our nation. Today at the Negaunee Memorial, they recognized those in uniform and those who fell during service. This day also presents an opportunity to educate the younger generations on the importance of service. In the early years of the war, men and women would be drafted into service. Now, those who volunteer their service, continue to lay down their lives for our freedoms.
“We want to help our generations remember that. Everything’s getting distant now so we need to remember our veterans for the future”, says Vietnam Veteran David Abraham. A lot of these celebrations help the veterans connect with other heroes.
“I think a lot of people don’t understand that there’s only one percent of America, ever serves in the military as we’re getting older we’re not going to be here forever, so we need to pass on our experiences and hope for the best for our country”, says Vietnam Veteran Stephen Olsen.
In the Upper Peninsula, there are many ways to assist a veteran, from the U.P. honor flight that’s held annually, or Volunteering at the Veterans Affairs office. Click here, for more information about helping out a veteran.