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W.F.I.S.D. Celebrates Veterans Day

Tuesday morning at Fowler Elementary, students of all ages came together to thank our veterans for their service.

Robert Fowler, who fought in World War II, the Korean War and Battle of the Bulge, was one of the many veterans in attendance.

“I was able to serve all through the war as an artillery officer from Fort Sill and I shot artillery all through the war, I was able to survive it,” said Fowler.

Fowler told Newschannel 6 just how much it means to him to see children honor veterans.

“It's very good to see them honoring us and that's why we went ahead and did what we did to keep this country as safe and as good as it is and it's as good as it can be," said Fowler.

There was another W.F.I.S.D. Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Stadium. Guest speaker, Technical Sergeant in the Air Force, Paul Mayberry feels the same as Fowler.

"I think it's awesome.   Already we get the kids relatively fresh out of high school, so it's good to see these young kids who start early in J.R.O.T.C.  It makes me smile a little bit on the inside," said Mayberry.

To both Mayberry and Fowler, today, Veterans Day, means so much.

“It's a real big day because there were so many people killed in World War II and that makes a big difference to me that there were so many people killed,"said Fowler.

“It has given me a sense of meaning and patriotism with the United States Air Force and the country," said Mayberry.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6

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