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GCT honors area veterans

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Greene County Tech High School hosted its 43rd annual Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday morning.

Veterans, their families and students attended the ceremony which included performances by students, a program by the American Legion and a guest speaker.

Each year nominations are submitted for local veterans to be inducted into the Greene County Hall of Fame. This year's inductees Christopher Carlile, Dr. Glen Kemp and Daren Keeling were given plaques at the ceremony.

Lori Dial, program coordinator, said the event means a lot to the veterans.

“They are so appreciative,” Dial said. “This is my favorite day of the year. To get to talk to veterans that have served our country, laid down their lives and put themselves in harm's way for our freedom. It’s a wonderful experience for them to get to communicate with the kids and stress to him how important it is to keep this tradition alive.”

Retired Army Colonel Christopher Carlile was a guest speaker at the event and a Hall of Fame inductee.

“What made me so proud today was the student body here,” Carlile said. “They put on an outstanding show. I probably have done 100 of these different events over the years in some form or fashion but I’ve never seen anything like the show they put on today for the veterans.”

The ceremony concluded with a luncheon for veterans and their families.

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