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Area Veterans Honored at Veterans Day Ceremony

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Over 100 people attended a ceremony to honor area veterans on Veterans Day Monday.

Some brought flags on motorcycles. Others brought family members with them.

Veterans who served from World War II through the Iraq and Afghanistan wars gathered to pay tribute to their fellow soldiers.

Briant Lewis was there. Lewis served on a navy aircraft carrier during the Vietnam war.

More than 50 years after the war started he can still remember being told he might not make it back.

"Kind of strange when you go to boot camp and there's like 8 of you sitting there and they tell you that there's going to be a least two of you won't make it", said Lewis. "A lot of veterans are getting a lot older and they need you to show your support. It's important to support Veteran's Day"

As they placed wreaths on the memorial for teach of the wars, there were silent salutes, a tear shed for lost comrades and hope for the future.


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