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Veterans from Korean War and WWII Honored with Veterans Day Breakfast

Veterans from the Korean War and WWII Honored with Veterans Day Breakfast
Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 16:59:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Veterans from the Korean War and World War II, who live in assisted living and nursing communities in and around Tallahassee were recognized Friday morning at a breakfast event.

Veteran's Day was first made a legal American holiday in 1918, to mark the end of the First World War.

Then, it was known as Armistice Day.

Unlike Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for fallen members of the military, Veteran's Day is meant to celebrate the living members of the armed forces.

And Friday morning, Leon County partnered with the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 celebrated those living members in assisted living and nursing communities in and around Tallahassee with the Operation Thank You Veterans Day Breakfast.

The breakfast lasted from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the American Legion on Lake Ella Drive and at At 8 a.m., a ceremony was held to honor all veterans and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It [the breakfast] is to recognize  the veterans that are with us still and thanking them for their service, contributions they given to this country and the sacrifices," said John Folson, a commander.

Folson said that today's event was a success because of the dedication of a number of volunteers. The volunteer turn out, he said was an indication that the community feels very strongly that our veterans deserve support and appreciation.