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Upshur County honors veterans

Posted: Thursday, Nov 15th, 2012

At top, local veterans march down Main Street in a parade in their honor on Monday morning. Above, World War II veterans Paul Mackey and Jimmy Kittle, both former VFW commanders, observe Veterans Day at the VFW.

BUCKHANNON In small town USA, places like Buckhannon, veterans are honored every day, according to Kelly Goddard, past state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for West Virginia.

Goddard, who spoke at the Veterans Day program at the VFW Monday, said small towns are better than big cities are at recognizing veterans, but on Monday, he issued a few special reminders.

He told the more than 100 people present to remember the thousands of military members deployed today, even as they honor veterans of wars past.

For the complete article see the 11-14-2012 issue.

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