Military Veterans Honored

Sunday, November 11th 2007, 3:57 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma military veterans are honored on Sunday at Sapulpa's Green Hill Cemetery. The News On 6's Dan Bewley reports Green Country is remembering vets from all ages. Hundreds of veterans, some from a war nearly a century old, are buried in Green Hill Cemetery. On Sunday, their memory was honored on the same weekend another Oklahoma soldier was laid to rest.

In Green Hill Cemetery, the stories of veterans are etched for history: Albert Nobles, World War I; Loy Vance, World War II; from the Korean Conflict, Elmer Brooks; and Richard Wilson, Vietnam.

“They gave their all and it's very little that we can do to show our appreciation for their sacrifice. We're honored to do that,” said Larry Prescott, a veteran from the Vietnam War.

He served in Germany during the Vietnam War.

“I loved it. I put a total of 37 years in the military,” said veteran Larry Prescott.

Devotion to Old Glory, he says, and deep appreciation for those who serve are the reasons he helps organize the Veterans Day Memorial. This year, the memorial falls as Green Country family mourns the loss of their soldier.

Cody Carver died October 30th, only weeks after being deployed overseas. Hundreds packed the gym in his hometown of Coweta on Saturday to say goodbye to the 19 year old.

“Well it's heartbreaking, but such is the hazards of war. None of us like it, but sometimes it’s the sacrifice that has to be paid,” said veteran Larry Prescott.

A sacrifice that Prescott says should always be remembered.

”Like I say, we celebrate those people for the service they did for our country and we're happy to do it,” added veteran Larry Prescott.

Veterans Day was originally organized to celebrate the end of World War I, which was November 11th, 1918. The day will be officially recognized on Monday.

Watch the video: Paying Tribute To Green Country's War Dead