Longview holds Veterans Day observance

. - With a gun salute and a roll call of veterans, the annual Veterans Day observance was held on the lawn of the Gregg County Courthouse on Friday. Numerous city officials addressed the crowd about appreciating our veterans. And flags that had flown over the state capital were presented to some local veterans.

It was a chance to remember all those that serve the country,  past, present and future.

"We wrote a check for everything up to and including our life. Some of us didn't come back and some did. That's the bottom line,"  said U.S. army Vietnam veteran Ron Frey, who won a bronze star and two purple hearts in combat.
"I look forward to it every year, and I never get tired of it. If it was up to me I'd have a tent out here and stay 365 days a year. But it is great, it really is, and I say that with all honesty," said Marine Corps Vietnam veteran Dan 'Gunney' Whyte, who won a bronze star and purple heart in combat.   z
Around one hundred and fifty people attended the observance in Longview today.
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