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Buckeye Local High School hosts service for veterans

The auditorium was filled with hundreds of students, teachers, parents, and veterans.

The auditorium was filled with hundreds of students, teachers, parents, and veterans. The Buckeye Local High School band and the junior-senior high school choir performed. Students brought out items part of the Missing Man Table -- also known as the Fallen Comrade Table. More than 25 veterans attended.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla along with Bill Carpenter, a local man who is a retired master sergeant of the Army Special Forces spoke about the importance of giving thanks to those who fought for our country.

"Let's go to the Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh,” said Abdalla. “A man with one leg missing, a man with two legs missing, a man with two legs and both arms are missing, one man is blind. You look at the veterans that paid the price and you tell me the pain you have."

"Anybody got an idea how many percentage of people serve in the military in this country?” Carpenter said. “If you don't... It's one percent. One percent of the people in this country today make it safe for the other 99 percent of us to go about our daily business."

The service ended with a rifle salute and the playing of taps.

Veterans day services are taking place all across the Ohio Valley.

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