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Lincoln High School NJROTC Color Guard honor WWII, Korean War veterans

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 18:23:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Lincoln High School NJROTC Color Guard did the presentation of colors alongside members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12.

The event earlier Monday was hosted by the Florida Health Care Association.

They honored some of the last remaining World War II and Korean War veterans residing in Tallahassee area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Each veteran in attendance received a medal for their service.

"Veterans we served and sacrificed for this country. One of the things we don't ever want veterans to do is be forgotten. Especially our nursing home veterans. We cannot forget them," said Bob Asztalos.

"We should be proud that they're taken care of. They deserve it. They deserve to be remembered and taken care of," said George Encizo.

The two men make up the group of over 1.5 million veterans living in the state of Florida.