Franklin County tells veterans thank you during 2 ceremonies

Veterans who were honored at Hampton-Dumont Community High School Monday pose for a group photo after the ceremony. (Photos by Jeff Forward, Hampton Chronicle.)

Jim Zacharias of Hampton was the guest speaker at the Hampton- Dumont Community High School Veteran’s Day ceremony. (Photos by Jeff Forward, Hampton Chronicle.)

Local veterans of all ages and gender were honored on Monday during ceremonies at both CAL Community School and Hampton-Dumont High School.

     Large crowds of appreciative residents filled the gymnasiums at both high schools on Veteran's Day to say thanks to service men and women for their commitment to the country and military service.

     "I would ask that we all take a look at the veterans that sit before you today," said Jim Zacharias of the Hampton American Legion. "Let them know how much you appreciate them."

     "No matter what day it is, every day is Veteran's Day," Zacharias continued. "When you see that veteran, look at him and say, 'thank you.' He's the one that preserved the freedoms you so dearly enjoy today."

Read the full article in the Nov. 13 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.