To Honor all of our servicemen and women this Veterans' Day, there are many ceremonies and events happening all over the state.
From extra discounts at stores and restaurants to city-wide ceremonies, all of these Veteran's Day activities are a way to say thank you and recognize the men and women who have served our country through the years.
"Veterans Day is a way to celebrate service to our country—Veterans that came before me such as Claude in World War II and a lot of these Marines from Korea and Vietnam," said Vincent Brown, a Navy Veteran who served in Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom.
"It's a time to remember our comrades that have died before," said World War II Veteran Jim Martin.
"It's a time that we celebrate their duty to country and to family and to their core. It's a time that we celebrate the sacrificing of themselves to our nation," said Dave Nordlund of the United States Marine Corps.
Most communities across South Dakota have some kind of Veterans' Day celebration. Here is a list of a few celebrations happening across the state:
Pierre Veterans' Day Ceremony 11:00a.m. Riggs High School
Aberdeen Veterans' Day Ceremony 10:00a.m. Aberdeen Central High School
Sioux Falls Veterans' Day Ceremony 10:30a.m. Lincoln High School
Service of Remembrance 1:30p.m. Sioux Falls VA
There are many other opportunities to celebrate Veterans' Day all across the state. For a full list of Veterans' Day discounts and events happening in Sioux Falls, visit the helplinecenter.org.
Friday, August 1 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:19:37 GMT
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