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Proud to be an American parade takes place at The Madam Carroll

450 people gathered at the Madam Carroll today in honor of those who fought for our country.

Posted: Jul 6, 2019 4:12 PM
Updated: Jul 6, 2019 11:56 PM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— A memoriam for the decades of history and heroism was given today at The Madam Carroll in Monticello.

"It honors the veterans,” said Jim DeKoster. “This community is very well versed in honoring veterans."

'The Proud To Be An American Boat Parade' has honored veterans for 15 years. DeKoster is celebrating his step father who fought in the Korean War.

"It's because of these veterans why we have the freedoms we have today,” said DeKoster.

This day also resonates with Veteran George Hooker. Who served 4 years in the Marine Corp.

"Another day of living,” said Veteran George Hooker.

Hooker said being among people who are celebrating those who fought for our country is priceless.

"Feels great to know people appreciates us,” said Hooker.

But some who fought for our country couldn't be here. 14-year-old Logan Wagnerhall decided to participate in today's celebration to honor both of his grandfathers who served for 21 years.

"They were both in Vietnam War,” said Wagnerhall. “One was in the Air Force and one was just a cook."

His grandfather passed away in May. Wagnerhall said he has been inspired to continue the generation of serving by joining the Marine Corp.

"It means everything to me because I was closer to him than anyone else,” said Wagnerhall

15-year-old Harley Pancake traveled all the way from Daytona, Florida to remember and celebrate the veterans.

"I just, I wanted to come here and let the veterans know I am thankful and show them my respect,” said Pancake.

She believes veterans paved the way for young people.

"These people kind of gave us our future and our freedom and they gave us the life we have now,” said Pancake

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