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Veterans honored at Disabled American Veterans ceremony

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Communities across the East are coming together to thank veterans for their service.

Chapter 16 of the Disabled American Veterans association held its annual Veterans Day ceremony in Jacksonville Monday morning.

Organizers laid a commemorative wreath for veterans, and then held a moment of silence in honor of their courage and loyalty.

There are more than 20 million veterans in the United States.

Organizers say it's important to pay tribute because veterans protect the freedoms we enjoy as democracy. Camp Lejeune Marines say veterans are an inspiration.

"It's an honor because I get to follow their footsteps. I get to show them that I can do the same thing and I want to live up to their expectations. I'm very proud to one day be able to say that I'm a veteran too," said Private First Class Isaiah Holloman, a Camp Lejeune Marine who says he just got out of boot camp.

Organizers also gave a prayer at the ceremony, asking God to protect veterans and give them guidance.

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