CPCC holds ceremony Monday to honor veterans

by: Andrew Doud Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Central Piedmont Community College honored men and women who served in the military Monday.

It hosted a special flag-raising ceremony for Veterans Day just a short time ago.

The ceremony is one CPCC holds each Veterans Day, and as has been done in years past, participants put out flags on the front lawn -- each one represents a servicemember who has died since 2001.

There are more than 6,000 flags.

During a ceremony, veterans from the different branches of the military came to remember and pay tribute to those who have and are currently serving.

They said this day is also about remembering those who have given their life fighting for the county.

There was a prayer, everyone said the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem was played.

Veterans said it's also nice to have so many people show their appreciation and say thank you.

"You're special, you feel appreciated and that's something that all service men and women need," said U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Shasta Resper.

Channel 9 will have more on this ceremony and what the county is doing to help returning veterans tonight on Eyewitness News starting at 5.

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