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Local veterans honored for their service

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As we observe what is actually the day America gained its independence from Britain, a ceremony was held on Tuesday to honor our veterans.

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and voted to approve a resolution for independence from Britain.

To celebrate this patriotic time, members of the National Guard pinned veterans living at the Riverwalk Communities Assisted Living Center with an Honorable Veteran pin. The event was coordinated and hosted by Gentiva Hospice as part of their 'We Honor Veterans Program.'

Over 50 veterans were honored, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. 

14 News spoke with one 93-year-old veteran, Minuard Beadles, who served as a cook during World War II.

"I started out as a cook, and then I finally had control of the whole thing as far as cooking and baking. Well, I didn't know how this would be and I tell you one thing, I enjoy it. It's one of the best things to happen to me. There's too many that didn't get it. They didn't come back. That's the saddest thing of it," Beadles said.

Beadles served from 1941 to 1945 and was stationed in Greenland, where they had a top-secret, weather station.

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