Dozens honor military members for Veterans Day

SALISBURY, Md. –  Cities across the country and here on Delmarva are commemorating those who have fought for our freedom as part of recognizing Veterans Day, including

“Veterans Day is only one thing freedom. It’s a bunch of people who served our country to preserve what we have,” explains Ralph Cordrey, an Army veteran and Vice President for the Wicomico County War Memorial Commission.

Dozens of community members young and old set aside time out of their day to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.

“It’s a chance of remembrance, a chance to remember their comrades or perhaps to remember their family members who were serving. I just think it’s a good way to honor, honor is the most important word,” says Lynne Skiles, VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Member.

Veterans Day means something different for every person in the crowd. It can be more than just honoring the brave men and woman who have served, it’s personal.

“For me it’s an extreme honor to remember my father and to hope and pray for all those that are currently serving,” adds Skiles.

And for those who have served, it’s a chance to be with others who put their lives on the line, those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Cordrey adds, “Taps bring a tear to my eyes. I’ve served with a number of people who died fighting for this country and that has a special remembrance for me.”

It’s a day to remember, to honor and to look to the future.

“It means we’re going to carry on. It means we’re going to go forward from here and other people are going to follow in my footsteps,” exclaims Cordrey.


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