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Sharing Veterans Day Message: 'Remember, Honor, Teach'

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OCEAN PINES, Md. - There are more than half a million military veterans in the states which make up Delmarva.  There were events going on all over the shore Monday, showing appreciation for servicemen and women.

One such ceremony happened at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines.

While folks around him thank Chief Master Sergeant William Wild III for his more than 30 years of service, Wild himself remembers his 21 year old son, Taylor, one of seven marines who died when a mortar shell exploded at a Nevada military base.  His wife was at Arlington National Cemetery, visiting their fallen hero, while Wild spoke to hundreds at the Veterans Day Memorial in Ocean Pines.

"You never think that when you come and do a public speaking engagement that it would be about your son, and the sacrifices he made, but I'm not alone.  There are families all over this country who are doing the same thing," says Wild, "it's hard.  I said to someone earlier, I thank it's sometimes easier to talk about it than think about it, so to share the message I think makes me feel better."

Others had their own stories to share.

"I was in World War II," says Leo Bateman of Ocean Pines, "I'm very proud of what I did and that's it!"

Marie Gilmore, President of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation says, "We have a lot of retired servicemen.  They carry their service whether it be in war or peacetime with them all of their lives."

Sharing the stories and sacrifices of those who have served harkens back to what the mission of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

"Remember Our Veterans, Honor Our Veterans, and Teach Our Children About the Veterans"

Monday, they also dedicated a new addition, Patriots Pathway, which has 15 displays with information on each of the major conflicts and wars in the country's history, which is now open to the public.

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