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Veterans gather to celebrate Veteran's Day

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LAWTON, Okla_The Veteran's Day weekend has officially begun and this morning, one special place to be was the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center. Veterans who live at the center gathered in the auditorium, some came in their wheel chairs, others were helped in by aides or nurses but they came and were joined by veterans from all over the area.

Fort Sill Commander Major General Mark McDonald gave a heartfelt thank you to every one of them.

"This comes at a heavy price, protecting this country, to keep that standard of living, to keep us the greatest nation on the earth."

Senator Don Barrington spoke to the crowd and shared the story of a young soldier who was terribly wounded in Afghanistan and is now recovering in a military hospital.

A bugler played one of the most recognizable calls ever "taps." History says it was first played in 1862 when a Union General wanted to honor his soldiers after a battle.

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