Veterans, loved ones attend ceremony in Washington to honor those who served

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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Dozens of veterans and their loved ones gathered at the Veterans Park in Washington to honor the men and women who fought for our country.

“A lot of people think that super heroes wear capes, but I believe they wear dog tags,” said Gail Ambrose, a veteran’s wife.

There was music, memorials, and kind words.

“Without our veterans, I don’t think we would be America,” said Rebecca Jones, a veteran’s wife as well.

Veterans came from all different races, creeds and beliefs.

“It doesn’t matter who you are,” said Sidney Scales, veteran. “It’s what you have in your heart.”

Veteran Jerry Cobb said if he has the opportunity, he would do it all over again.

“The best job I ever had,” said Cobb.

Veteran Robert Paciocco agreed.

“I would do it in a flash,” Paciocco said.

Veteran’s wife Shirley Woolard was grateful for their dedication.

“I think we should thank them every day,” said Woolard.

The sun even seemed to shine a little brighter on Veterans Day, just for them.

“I feel like our country owes them a debt to look after them after what they gave,” Ambrose said.

Cobb summed up the sense of community as among the crowd. Once a veteran, “always a veteran,” Cobb said.

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