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The Importance of Remembering Those Who Serve

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Mason on Veterans Day to celebrate and remember the military men and women who have served our country in the past and present.

It was all part of the Ingham County Veterans Day Parade.

Whether they're carrying memories or wearing them for those who have served it's something special.

"It's a day of respect to honor both the living and the dead," said Army National Guard Member Jolyon Vincent.

"I take it as a personal measure of pride and reverence," Vincent said.

"It's just a good reminder of the history of our nation and the men and women that have served so well and sacrificed so much," said Korean Veteran George Swanson.

A sacrifice Chris Liles can relate to his grandfather served in World War I and his father in World War II.

"He was actually in the infantry on the front lines that landed on D-Day and met the Russian forces in Germany and he was in great harms way and he lost a lot of friends in the time he was there," said Mason resident Chris Liles.

To honor those who have fallen, Liles has made a point to attend as many veterans day parades as he can.

"I feel it's important to acknowledge what they have done for their country, let them know that we know what they have done and that we care," Liles said.

Those in attendance wanted to show that they care about every troop who has ever defended our country.

"Every man or every women was has served is important," Swanson said.

On this Veterans Day, the people who lined the streets hoped that message was very clear.

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