Wythe County honors vets with World War II Veterans’ Day

Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 11:12 PM EDT
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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Wythe County is honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a special day.

As part of the new World War II Veterans’ Day, people are encouraged to reach out to members of the Greatest Generation to do something to make them feel special. Whether that’s making a phone call or striking up a conversation with a veteran, the goal is to honor them.

There is a memorial at Withers Park recognizing the local lives lost in many wars, including the 100 during World War II.

As we continue to lose vets each year, the county doesn’t want them to be forgotten.

“Especially in a politically charged climate, I think a monument such as this reminds us that these are individuals from all different political spectrums and they gave their lives so that we could be free,” said Public Information Officer Jeremy Farley.

With so many other events being canceled this year, the county is hopeful this day makes veterans feel even more special for their sacrifices.

If you missed your chance to reach out Wednesday, you’re encouraged to do something later this week.

The county board of supervisors passed a resolution honoring this anniversary at its meeting last Tuesday.

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