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11/10/04-Tyler

Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient Talks To Grace School

Veterans Day is tomorrow, but some East Texas children started celebrating a day early.

Grace Community School in Tyler held a Veterans Day service which included music and flag tributes to veterans. They also welcomed guest speaker Walter Ehlers. He was awarded the congressional medal of honor by FDR in 1944 after his service in the attack on Normandy.

Today, Ehlers told the children why he chose to serve our nation more than 50 years ago.

"There freedom is worth fighting for. You have to fight for it. It is the only way you can stay free."

Elhers is one of only 128 people living today who has been awarded the congressional medal of honor. Elher's also spoke on the beach at Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-day and has meet every president since Eisenhower

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