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Nixa High School honors veterans and their service

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(NIXA, Mo.--11/10/17) In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, one local high school held a touching ceremony to honor all of those who served our nation in the armed forces.

Nixa High School spent their morning the service, sacrifice, and loyalty of this nations veterans.

One by one each veterans name was read aloud, along with the years served and branch of military.

From World War 2 to Vietnam, Korea to Kuwait and more, military men and women who served their country were honored.

"I’m so proud now that I can’t believe what I’ve seen here today," explains 94 year old World War 2 veteran Richard Gregg.

Gregg is a 1943 graduate of Nxa High School was one of dozen of veterans in attendance says he was touched by the kids honoring veterans in his community.

"You don’t know how I feel, what the feeling I’ve got for the school."

Local veterans who watched the ceremony say it reminds them of the lost brothers and a nation that is eternally grateful for their sacrifice.

"I would’ve liked to got up there tell every young veteran that was here thank them for their service."

Gregg hopes people take the time to recognize the sacrifices members of our armed forces have made to keep our country safe.

"Freedom is not free. The first thing that I do when I wake up in the morning is thank the Lord for this day. I’ve been blessed. I’ve not only been blessed with wonderful family, a wonderful country, wonderful neighbors."

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