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Local Heroes Honored in 4th Annual Operation Thank You

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Posted at 10:32 PM, May 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-16 22:32:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- This years marks the 65th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Korean War. Close to 2 million men and women fought during that conflict and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 1,700 of them call Leon County home.

Saturday, hundreds of people came together to honor those who served in the Korean War in the 4th Annual "operation Thank You."

The celebration coincides with Armed Forces Day and started with a formal ceremony at the Korean War Memorial located in Cascades Park.

One veteran told WTXL what the event meant to him.

"It's a recognition of the effort of your life that was put into it. I put 20 years into the military and it's so nice to have people appreciate that," said Harry Mulhearn.

The chairman of the Leon County Commission explained how the group is involved with veterans' affairs year-round.

"We do a lot to just help direct veterans to housing, health benefits,different kind of financial benefits they might get. Anytime a veteran needs some information or assistance regarding their service our veteran services department stands ready," said Mary Ann Lindley.