Veterans honored at local community college

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian Community College hosted its annual Veterans Day Program Tuesday. Veterans were thanked for their sacrifices and service to our country.

Naval Air Station Meridian commanding officer, Capt. Brian Horstman, served as the guest speaker.

Horstman says it's an honor to be chosen to speak on behalf of the local veterans and to remind the crowd how special our military heroes are.

"Less than one percent of our country serves in the military,” says Horstman. “That puts them in a very small minority, but the fact that they volunteer to sacrifice themselves to provide for us is pretty incredible."

The Meridian Community College Concert Choir performed 'God Bless America' at the program.