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SDSU ROTC Honors Veterans Day Early

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Honoring Veterans Day can mean different things to different people. For some South Dakota State University ROTC members, it means marching. For 24 hours! Brian Hershey is one of those members.

He said, "The meaning for marching you're always thinking about what the vets have done for the country what we can do for our country." He says marching through the day and night is important, but it's really for the meaning of Monday. He hopes people will understand what they're doing because he thinks it's a good thing.

Chris Jankowski is also marching. He says when the community comes out, that makes him proud to be there.

"It almost brings tears to your eyes. You're glad the community can rally around something that is so important, and that whoever comes and actually acknowledges what we're doing. It's more than just a three day weekend to them. They're actually remembering Veterans day for what it is."

Jankowski says this remembrance is especially personal for him because he has lots of family with military background and an uncle currently serving in Afghanistan.

Chris said, "It's a great time to remember what my family members have done and what they're currently doing. Even beyond that all service members in general it's really all about pride. To take 30 minutes to march in the cold is nothing compared to what 20 years of service in the military is like."

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