Mansfield Celebrates Veterans Day

  • 11/11/2018 3:09:48 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

Veterans gathered at AMVETs Post 26 in Mansfield on Sunday morning to celebrate Veterans Day.  

Executive Director of the Richland County Veterans Service Commission and Keynote Speaker at the event, Ken Estep said that the event means a lot of the veterans in attendance.

"For any veteran who has served their country, this is one of the only sacred days that we can say we honor all of our veterans," said Estep.

The day holds a special meaning for Estep who not only served himself but also lost his son in Korea. 

"It means a lot to me.  Not only did I serve my country, but I had a son that passed away while serving his country in Korea.  He was not a war veteran, but at the same time he was serving the United States airforce in Korea and passed away in 1995," Estep said.

The Veteran's Day celebration has a long history in Mansfield according to Estep.

"I has a long tradition.  It's been going on almost since the Armistice Day's been over with," said Estep.

Estep ended his speech by reminding those in attendance of the tremendous sacrifice made by United States veterans.

"Please, never forget that freedom is not free, it doesn't come from the heart, but our soul and every veteran that has served the United States of America," Estep said.

 

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