11/11/2013 5:34 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - Monday is Veteran's Day and downtown Beckley kicked off it off with a parade to honor all those who served in the military.
Veterans and their families watched as the streets were filled with floats and vehicles. Kids holding signs payed tribute to those that came before them and gave their thanks. Spectators say it's a great day.
"I actually had, my grandfather was in the Korean war so its very special, I think it's nice to see so many people out here and I think it's nice that it's recognized so big, especially in a small town," said Brittany Lane.
Concord University also honored those who served in the military by listing the names of veterans who are attending concord. The university has a veterans advocate office and officials say its a great way to pay tribute.
The Wildwood House Museum in Beckley got in on the Veteran's Day action.
They invited all who served to take a tour of the museum and learn more about its history. The tour was free to all veterans, and visitors say they can't thank our troops of past and present enough.
"It means a lot to me, it means a lot that these people have fought and died and shed blood and tears for this country and for the reason to watch it thrive and prosper," said Nikki Kirk of Shady Spring.
If your not a veteran, the tour only cost $3.