by Christa Lollis
As flags fly across the country, hearts and prayers go out to those who have fought for America to be what it is today. "Veterans day is a way for the nation to honor veterans and a lot of our veterans that never returned need honor. I believe that's why we should have this day," Special Forces Veteran, Joe Spangler said.
The veterans we spoke with joined at a young age but they felt it was their duty to do it. "The veterans aren't doing it to be recognized for it. They're doing it because they feel they're called to do it," Charles Ashton Jr., Army Veteran explained. But some of the veterans feel that's something that some people forget. Though there was once a draft, the men and women who join today do it because they want to and they feel that's what today should be about. "Our military forces are all voluntary and it shows some appreciation for those that volunteer to serve their country so that everybody doesn't have to," Ashton said.