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Students and adults alike honor and remember veterans

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A somber remembrance Tuesday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The Chattanooga Area Veterans Council and the Chattanooga National Cemetery staff are honoring the nearly 22 million men and women who sacrificed their time to make sure the rest of us remained free.  Tuesday locals thanked those who served both in the past and more recently for the sacrifices they made. 

Also on this Veterans Day, Boynton Elementary had it's first ever celebration thanking those who served our country. 

Many students were asked to share speeches. poems or letters they wrote to veterans.  Family members and friends of students were invited to attend the assembly.  The chorus sang and the bands played to honor those local heros who fought for our freedom.

The principal say she wanted to show her students how special each veterans is to our country.

And students at Ocoee Middle School in Cleveland learned a lot about Veterans Day as well.  Tuesday the school held a breakfast and ceremony at the newly built memorial.

The students' new project is called "Freedom Circle".  It honors local veterans by engraving their names in cement so  they can be remembered for years to come. 

Ocoee Middle has celebrated Veterans Day for many years, but this was the first year the students were able to showcase a project. 
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