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New monument added to celebrate Veterans Day in Florence

Source: Kelly Matter Source: Kelly Matter

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A brand new monument is on display in the Florence Veterans Park.

On Veterans Day, an Air Force monument was unveiled at the annual Veterans Day service.

The unveiling of that new monument prompted the service to take on an Air Force theme.

Many veterans in the crowd of 500 said they appreciate the new monument.

“Well it means that they appreciate the service of so many men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect the freedom and liberties of others,” Reserved Chaplin, Major Michelle Law-Gordon said.

For eight years, Law-Gordon served in the Air Force. She said she’s glad this year a monument honoring those who served and serve in the Air Force was added.

Every year, the park tries to add a monument honoring a branch of the armed forces.

“We’ve got the Merchant Marines, the Coast Guard, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps… next year we are going to put the Army monument in,” Ret. Colonel Barry Wingard said.

The stones used in this year’s added Air Force monument came from around the world.

“The stones came from three different states and three different countries.” Wingard said.

“A lot of time people see it as just a day off work or a day out of school, but I want to remind people that there are those who lost lives and limbs. There are people who lost time with their families and friends and this is an opportunity to say thank you,” Law-Gordon said.

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