Ward, Legion Post 516 did nice job with vets

I would like to thank Rep. Judy Ward and the American Legion Post 516 for doing such a magnificent job honoring our veterans this past Veterans Day.

It was truly humbling to be in the presence of some of our country’s finest men and women who have served so selflessly to protect the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

While we learned about the different branches of the military and paid tribute to the veterans in attendance, the POW/MIA ceremony demonstrated the heart-wrenching sacrifice many veterans and their families have made.

It left me with a lump in my throat, realizing just how much some people have willingly given on our behalf. These men and women deserve our respect, gratitude and most importantly, our support.

I appreciate Ward providing those of us who did not serve with a venue to formally and publicly thank all of those who have served.

Stephanie Wertz