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Veterans celebrated

TEXARKANA, Texas - Veterans and their families are celebrating ahead of Veterans Day on Monday.

The event took place Friday afternoon at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana.  Organizers said this is the nineteenth year for the event.  What started out as a small affair has grown to a gathering of hundreds.  Les Minor emceed the event.  He said, "This is a very small thing that we can do for all the things that they have done for us to make this country great and to secure that freedom that we all hold so dearly."

The event is sponsored by the Texarkana Gazette and the church.

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