Walton Co. Honors Veterans During the 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

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Veterans, their families and local leaders came to honor those who have fought and died for this country.

"On behalf of the City Staff, our City Council and myself Mayor of Defuniak Springs, we welcome you here and we are so glad you decided to make this a part of your Veterans day,” said Mayor Bob Campbell.

Veterans from both Defuniak Springs, and a far came to attend Monday's ceremony.

"These men and women who have gone to war, and come back home they need to know that we appreciate what they have done for us,” said Reverend Tyrone Broadus, of Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Local ROTC members from Walton County High School and members of the Boy and Girl Scouts participated in the ceremony to show their support for Veterans, then they had a 21 gun salute.

Guest speaker, Rick Hargrove, founder of the World War II Military Vehicle Association in Florala, Alabama attended the ceremony to show his gratitude.

"Let us pray for freedom, and justice and a more stable world,” said Hargrove.

The ceremony ended in a prayer, to honor those who served, and those still serving for the United States.