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Veterans from Arkansas met at a museum to honor their contributions



Little Rock, Arkansas – For Veterans Day, many people gathered on Friday at the MacArthur Museum of Military History.

It was a day set aside to honor the sacrifices made by soldiers who served our nation.

Veterans from all around Arkansas came and gave each other a standing ovation for their service in the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.

“It is very significant so they can stay on the minds of people. to all of those who labored, many lost their lives in defense of our country here, so I think veterans day is very important,” said veteran and pastor in Pine Bluff, Charles Boyd. “A lot of veterans feel like they have been left behind and forgotten, and programs like this let us know that we are still in the minds of the American people.”

Veteran Gina Chandler, who also served in the Air Force, is the Assistant Director for Veteran Services at the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs. Gina hails from a long line of military families.

She told you to be proud of your service and that it matters.

“Everybody that served is a part of history and telling your story of what you did, where you served, what it means to you is how we celebrate veterans day,” said Chandler. “There is no other way to describe it but prideful, you know some people speak the words, it’s a sense of an overwhelming feeling that I served my country.”


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