Veterans honored at Elmer Thomas Park

Veterans honored at Elmer Thomas Park

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The Comanche County Veterans Council held a special ceremony at the America's Wars Monument for Veterans Day on Saturday. This annual ceremony is held on the 11th day at the 11th hour to honor the Veterans. The community along with many Veterans across the state and surrounding states came out to Elmer Thomas Park to sing the National Anthem, share memories and honor one another.

John Coons, served for 21 years in the Field Artillery. He says Veterans Day is special to him because of the men he served with that he now calls his brothers.

"They mean just about everything because I have spent just about a lifetime with them," said Coons. "You live with them, you do things with them and for there for it's a very humbling and gratifying experience to be able to call another soldier, brother."

Comanche County Veterans Council Chairman Tor Littau hopes all of the Veterans know the community is thinking about them and appreciates them.

"We can not forget what our Veterans commit to, their sacrifices. That's what makes this country great. They do great things. Even after they leave the military, they continue to serve their community. It's just great," said Littau.

For more information about the Comanche County Veterans Council or how to get involved, visit their Facebook page.

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